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Get set for cricket mania

This World Cup, get ready to eat, drink and breathe cricket. From the after-work buzz of dhabas to high-end cafes, there's no dearth of places to cheer for your favorite team. Here's a low-down on where to catch the action live.

cricket Updated: Feb 24, 2011 12:41 IST
Sonakshi.Babbar

This World Cup, get ready to eat, drink and breathe cricket. Whether you drive a Mercedes or ride a bicycle, be prepared for the cricket mania this month. From the after-work buzz of dhabas to South Delhi's high-end cafes, there's no dearth of places to cheer for your favorite team. Here's a low-down on where to catch the action live.

Beer chuggers
You can catch the action live on the big screens at many cafés around town as you get high on head spinning spirits. Hard Rock cafe will pay homage to cricket heroes with their favourite players. To add to the madness, Cafe rockers will double up as cheerleaders every time one goes 'howzzat'. You can turn on the heat with every passing over by downing cricket inspired shots - Bouncer, Sizzling Six, Third Umpire or Champions, or cocktails like Sinful Duck, Sex on the Ground, Knock Out & Master Blaster only @ Hard Rock Café.

If you happen to drop in with a bunch of friends, you can double the fun by ordering 'Beer Bucket Offer' which will be offered throughout the month at Manchester United Café.

Where:
Hard Rock Café, DLF Place, Saket, New Delhi Tel: 011- 47158888 Price: Rs 1199/-
Manchester United Restaurant Bar, Vasant Vihar: 62, Basant Lok Community Centre, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi - 110057. Tel: +91.011.46629089/90/91
Urban Cafe, 70 Khan Market, Khan Market (1st and 2nd Floor), Meal For Two: Rs 1500/-


Dhaba wallahs
If you prefer the humble manjhi (cot) over the velvet sofas, you might want to get high at the Delhi's famous dhabas. Decked up for the cricket world cup with a TV, extra plastic tables, the dhabas are set to bring in the frenzy with true Punjabi fevour. Here you can go crazy amidst whistling, occasional, stripping (Ganguly style) while you gorge on piping hot parathas and desi beer.

You can also check out the high-end dhabas, famous for giving Delhites the famous Delhi belly.

Where:
Rajinder Ka Dhaba, Green Park
Kake Da Dhaba, Connaught Place


Family frenzy
As you go wild cheering for you favourite players, let gluttony reign over you. With finger-licking snacks from around the world, it's time to go wild as you indulge in your senses with English googly(Cheese and jalapenos pops), South African pace(Fried chicken and chips), Indian tenkar (Charcoal grilled chicken), Lankans tunge(Prawn fries)and more at Cibo.

You can also enjoy the matches with family and friends over mouth watering Kabab's and Curries at Veda.

Where
CIBO, Janpath Connaught Place, Price: -Rs 600+taxes
Veda, Shop No-307-308, DLF Promenade, 2nd Floor, Vasant Kunj, Delhi - 110070, Price: - Rs 799/-+taxes