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"Bharat Army" cricket-support fan-club organization

[Bharat Army]  [Bharat Army] images located by Bill Garrison, 6 September 2023

Followers of the Hindu/Hinduism religion are called "Hindus" (well, by many English speakers anyway). For clarification, "Hindi" is a language of Indo-European origin spoken widely in India, Pakistan, and other South-Asian countries. Sanskrit is the mother of many Indian languages including Hindi. I do not mean to get involved in a long-winded discussion about the British "colonialism" of India during the mid-1750s, but just a quick note that "India" in an English word for, well, "India"; but, apparently, the locals strongly like referring to their country as "Bharat". Since c. 2000 there has been a "Bharat Army" -- members who tout themselves as the "Official Indian Cricket Supporters Group" in support of all India cricket teams, and not just their national team.
Bill Garrison, 6 September 2023