'Swami Army' Will Outnumber Sydney Swans At SCG During India-Oz WC Semi

23/03/2015 3:13 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 19: Fans celebrate as Suresh Raina of India celebrates making 50 runs during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Quater Final match between India and Bangldesh at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 19, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

SYDNEY: Indian fans are all set to dominate the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney when the defending champions take on Australia in their World Cup semifinal tie and the co-founder of the 'Swami Army' has claimed that the Australian fans are just scratching the barrel there.

Organisers are privately expecting a staggering 70 percent of a sold out Sydney crowd to be reportedly made up of fanatical Indian supporters and the tournament hosts are likely to feel kicked out of their own party at the SCG.

The prospect of SCG turning into a replica of Eden Gardens, Kolkata, is ripe and Australian players like Michael Clarke and David Warner have issued an impassioned call to arms for fans to create a gold out on Thursday, having sensed that already, News.com.au reported.

Even SCG-locals, the Sydney Swans, are set to be brought on board to help spread the 'sold out' message. But co-founder of the Swami Army, Kartik Ayyalasomayajula says that the Australians are merely scraping the barrel there, as this is the biggest down under Indian sporting event of all time.

Ayyalasomayajula said that he believes that the tweets definitely say that the Australian fans are going to be outnumbered, adding that he would have thought that would be a standard expectation for the Aussie fans without their heroes going on Twitter to plead with them.

Ayyalasomayajula insisted that the Australian fans are really scraping the barrel there, adding that he believes it's a message in itself. He said that India versus Australia in a World Cup semifinal, it doesn't get much bigger than that.

Ayyalasomayajula pointed out that Australia won't have seen this level of support or atmosphere for cricket game, adding that one has to go to the sub-continent countries to get that kind of feel, so he insisted that they are effectively bringing that atmosphere to Sydney. He claimed that it's going to be a spectacle.

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