New Delhi, Mar 19: There's no doubt that Indian fans have 'Men in Blue' as their favourite contenders, but there are more people who have Team India as their favourites.
The going rate at 3 pm for an Indian win was Rs 0.55 by Mumbai bookies, while a Pakistani victory was hawked at Rs 1.55. (Afridi gets support in Kolkata)
Despite a watchful eye by the security agencies, online bets collected by bookies in remote locations have mounted to over Rs.2,500 crore -- and still counting as the clock ticks for the pitch battle in Kolkata.
As the tempo builds up, bookies are hopeful of widening the margin between the two neighbours and piling up bets of around Rs.3000 crore, despite local Kolkata weather conditions causing concern among cricket crazy fans.