We reached late yesterday. I met my very old friend with friendship 59 years old, Mr. Yogesh Mathuria. He had come to London from Abu Dhabi all the way to receive us when we reach London. He came in the morning. We could reach hotel at about 10 pm and then only we could meet him.
I must appreciate him for coming all the way by travelling overnight by air to reach London. He has been my friend for lifetime and his feelings and joy that we are completing the trip from Singapore to London brought him to London. We all appreciate him.
In the morning we were scheduled to meet BBC Sports person for interview at 9am.. The interview was regarding our journey from Singapore to London to support Team India in the World Cup. We reached near the gate of Lords Cricket ground where we met Mr. Adam, who took our interview. Most of the interview was with Anupam. He also asked some questions from the other three participants. He took our photos and the photos of the car.
We then proceeded to Leeds. The proposed time to meet the team from Star Sports for interview with them was 3 pm. This was postponed to 5 pm. as we were late in leaving London. The interview took place outside our hotel at Leeds. The Star Sports team included Two presenters, one cameraman and one lady who was directing the cameraman. The interviewers were very energetic and cooperative. They took our interview and took video of our car reaching the Hotel and we un-loading the luggage from the car and getting into the hotel. The interview was done in English and Hindi. The presenter of Tamil version also asked us to speak few words in Tamil. We have stayed in Chennai, so we could say few words.
In the morning today, Star Sports had included our videos in their programme titled “Follow the Blues”. It was telecast in India at 2 pm. Star Sports team informed us that the videos taken today will be telecast in India tomorrow at 8 am, 9am, 10 am and more programmes to follow in the same programme “Follow the Blues”.
In addition to these two interviews, “Dainik Bhaskar”, leading Hindi daily news paper with highest circulation in India also has been in contact with us for last few days. They have taken interview of Anupam and Aditi with trip details provided by us. This may be published one of the coming days in their newspaper.
It was an amazing day and suddenly we found ourselves in limelight with Interviews with Star Sports, Dainik Bhaskar and BBC Sports. Lot of relatives and friends informed us of the clippings shown on Star Sports today in India. They sent us the video recordings. It was new thing for us to be in Limelight.
Tomorrow is very important day as we will be watching the Leeds match between India and Sri Lanka on the ground.