The bone-numbingly chill failed to deter the enthusiasm of the young and old alike as Delhiites lined up outside the stadium from as early as 9am.
Even after the start of play, fans could be seen making their way into the stadium as a vociferous crowd cheered every hit to the fence relentlessly.
A few Pakistani fans could also be seen in the crowd, certainly more than there were in Kolkata or Chennai.
Fleeces, scarfs, jackets, fancy warm hats and gloves -- all were there to be seen as the sun played hide and seek with the clouds.
The national tri-colour fluttered all around the park as people danced and egged on the Indian players to add to an electrifying atmosphere.
A large number of police personnel also mingled with the crowd and enjoyed the proceedings while keeping a close watch on the security.
Some fans covered their heads with team's flag to protect themselves from the cold.
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray has blamed "Bihari" migrants for the recent case of gangrape of 23-year-old physiotherapist in New Delhi. "All are talking about the Delhi gangrape, but nobody is asking from where these men came. No one is asking who did this," he said.