Kolkata: Soccer World Cup frenzy is at its peak in Kolkata and the ‘Maidan Bazaar’ right here has become the streets of World Cup host Qatar with followers shopping for jerseys of their favourite gamers and flags of various nations. A market in a single nook of the historic floor sells flags and jerseys of nations corresponding to Argentina, Brazil, Portugal, Germany and Spain. Passionate soccer followers are queuing up outdoors outlets to make purchases.
Aziz Shaikh, a shopkeeper at Maidan Bazaar, stated, “We’re seeing big demand since final one week. Argentina’s flag and jersey are most in demand, adopted by Brazil’s. We hope that this enthusiasm will proceed all through the World Cup. Dulal Sarkar, a resident of Konnagar, stated, “I’ve purchased flags of all the key soccer enjoying nations for show in and round my space. That is what I do throughout this match for the final twenty years.”
Shaikh stated that on a median round 500 jerseys are being bought each day for the final 4 days. A jersey set with T-shirt and shorts prices Rs 600 to Rs 800 out there, a traditional measurement flag prices Rs 150. Shaikh stated jerseys for youngsters as younger as two years of age are additionally out there out there, with costs ranging from Rs 300 per set.
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Sohail Khan, an IT skilled residing in Garia, stated, “We’re massive followers of Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), and the entire household wears a jersey with Ronaldo’s identify on it whereas watching soccer matches. I’ve additionally purchased a jersey for my four-year-old son for this World Cup.” Soccer followers stated this market is a favourite spot for customers due to the affordable costs for jerseys, flags and different merchandise. The value right here is lower than the e-commerce platform.
Ankur Hazra, who performs soccer on the membership degree, stated, “I purchased a jersey set of Lionel Messi (Argentina) for Rs 600 from Maidan Bazar. It prices greater than Rs 1,100 on many e-commerce websites. Shopkeepers instructed that there’s a big demand for printing the identify and quantity on the jersey. Shoaib, who has been working a store on this marketplace for the final 12 years, stated that one letter or quantity may be printed on the jersey for Rs 10.
Related hangover is being seen in lots of cities and villages of Kerala. the place followers painted the homes within the flags of Argentina and their favourite nations. Followers donning the jerseys of their favourite soccer stars and put up big cutouts of legends like Messi, Neymar and Ronaldo outdoors their houses. (company)