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Requests for photos of Kohli, fan-boy moments and better media coverage: How playing Team India at the SCG was a surreal experience for the Dutch

The Netherlands were outclassed by India on Thursday but playing the Rohit Sharma-captained star-studded side in front of 40,000 people at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in a T20 World Cup match was a surreal experience for the Dutch players. For some like India-born Dutch opener Vikramjit Singh, whose family left Punjab to escape insurgency in the mid-1980s, seeing the adulation Virat Kolhi received was like a fan-boy moment. Ahead of the game, the number of requests Singh received for pictures of Kohli outnumbered the good luck messages for him. “I have been getting lots of messages today and most of them are about wishing ‘hi’ to Virat rather than wishing me well for the game. Everyone was watching back home and they all were excited as I was,” Singh said after the game. Singh exper...
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Really enjoying batting with Virat Kohli: Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav scored a blistering 51 off just 25 balls as India defeated Netherlands by 56 runs to make it 2 wins out of 2 in their World Cup campaign. The swashbuckling batter was adjudged player of the match and talked about his time in the middle. “I was just trying to express myself when I went in to bat. The situation was very simple, I just had to up the tempo at that time. I took one ball today (to get going), but the message was loud and clear. We had to get about 8-10 an over and get a total which our bowlers could defend easily. Very happy with the way things went,” he said. Talking about his partnership with Virat Kohli, he said, “Really enjoying batting with him. The thoughts are very clear when we both are batting. If I get few boundaries earlier then our partnership nee...