The ‘Pass’ fever has struck citizens of the twin cities. With the Rajiv Stadium at Uppal getting ready to host its second one day international, cricket crazy fans have been frantically trying to get hold of an entry pass if not a ticket in the last few days. “Got a pass, bud? You surely should be getting at least one,” that was been on the lips of almost everyone and spread like anything.

Everyone – men, women & children of all age groups called up someone wishing to know if anything can be done to get an entry into the stadium on Friday morning.

No one seemed to be bothered that the Aussies had given a sound thrashing in the first two matches and that could well be the trend of the series, the heady T-20 World Cup victory notwithstanding.

“Hey, isn’t it more comfortable watching live on television,” wondered many. But, no one seems to be listening in their elusive search for a pass.

V. GEETANATH