Mohali:As India and England's teams fought it out on the ground, their fans were engaged in an equally passionate battle outside with 'Indus Army' trying hard to outdo British rivals 'Barmy Army'.
To the repeated echoes of 'Barmy Army', the drum beats and Indian flags waived by 'Indus Army' gave a stiff opposition to the England fans in the stands.
Indus Army was started about an year and half back from Bangalore.
"Our moto is to cheer up Indian team in any situation," a member of the group said adding, "Indus Army is a group of fans of the game with no affiliation to any political party or religion.
"We are lovers of Indian cricket team," said Sudhendra, a member of the Indus Army while adding that this calendar year the members of the Indus Army cheered the Indian team in six matches.
"All the 250 members of Indus Army are either working or students," Vikram said while asserting that the aim of the Indus Army is to provide support in the form of cheering up team India members.
The 'Indus Army' group asserted that their group is a straight challenge to 'Barmy Army'.
The centuries from Rahul Dravid and Gautam Gambhir failed to dampen the spirits of 'Barmy Army' as it relentlessly cheered English players.
'Barmy Army' is a group of English cricket loving fans and makes it a point to reach the venue to cheer England.