After Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Anthony Albanese finished their open-buggy loop of the pitch just after 9 a.m., scores of ground employees hurried onto the turf.
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Key Highlights of Anthony Albanese and Narendra Modi’s Field Walk
Within minutes, the leaders’ temporary stage and the floor laid for the folk artists vanished. The commentators and cameras returned to the outfield, and the captains on the middle square prepared for the coin toss.
The two dignitaries’ round of the playing field in a golf car was cheered by the thousands of spectators who had already taken their places in the world’s largest cricket stadium.
Mr. Modi and Mr. Albanese greeted players from both teams and stood beside them as the Indian and Australian national anthems were sung.
The two Prime Ministers also went to the ‘Hall of Fame’ exhibit at the Narendra Modi stadium.
The mob had begun to gather from various sections of the state since early morning, with the majority of them holding the Tricolour and wearing face paint.
Sellers selling India t-shirts and other match-day merchandise quickly ran out of stock.
“We came here to see Prime Minister Modi. He is our lucky charm, and his participation in this Test match will tip the scales in India’s favor. Modi to Mumkin hai “a fan stated.
“My entire family is a cricket lover. We never miss a match at any of Gujarat’s stadiums. With so many people present, I am confident that the Indian squad would be energized “Rakesh Desai, who had traveled all the way from Surat for the match, agreed.
According to sources, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had organized and distributed a huge number of match passes. After spending some time in the stadium, several of them left.
Mr. Albanese came in Ahmedabad on March 8 and attended a few events, while Mr. Modi arrived late last night.
India has a 2-1 advantage in the four-match series.
In the series-deciding fourth Test in Ahmedabad, Australian captain Steve Smith won the toss and chose to bat.
Former Indian batter believes that for Sri Lanka to beat India and get to the World Cup final against Australia, they must beat New Zealand in an away Test series twice in two matches, which is exceedingly implausible.
The Rohit Sharma-led India needs to win the fourth and final Test against Australia to easily qualify for the World Test Championship final, which will be hosted at The Oval in London in June this year. Even if India loses the match, they may still be able to qualify.
Men in Blue will wait and hope that Sri Lanka does not defeat New Zealand in the two Tests. The first day of the Ahmedabad Test did not go well for India. But, former Indian cricketer and current analyst Sanjay Manjrekar believes that India should not fear because they are almost through to the finals. Manjrekar refused to believe that Sri Lanka possessed the necessary weapons.
India Lead the 2-1 Border Gavaskar Trophy and the last test is being played at the Narendra Modi Stadium In Gujarat where Australia are batting first.
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