Kolkata: The streets of Kolkata wore a deserted look as cricket-crazy fans were glued to their television sets as clock ticked towards the start of the World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.
Posters of Indian cricketers lined the streets, and were found in every nook and corner of the city. The city streets wore the look of an unofficial shutdown as the day progressed with most office-goers deciding to take a day off. Even a few private offices decided to declare the day a weekly off in order to cope up with numerous leave applications Saturday.
As the excitement soared across the country over the World Cup final, politicians in poll-bound West Bengal too wrapped up their campaigning by afternoon and many were glued to their TV sets.