Spiced up Sangha support ALL THE BEST: Sylvia Sangha and Kristy Dobos at popular Indian restaurant Raj’s Corner, showing support for n captain Jason Sangha ahead of Saturday’s Under-19 World Cup final. Picture: Jonathan Carroll
TweetFacebook Sylvia Sangha and Kristy DobosPictures by Jonathan CarrollSylvia Sangha has clocked up some serious kilometres following the Under-19 World Cup in New Zealandwhile Kristy Dobos has watched from afar back home in Newcastle.
Either way, the support out of popular Indian restaurant Raj’s Corner has been unwavering for n cricket captain Jason Sangha.
And there will be no divided loyalties at the Beaumont Street premises in Hamiltondespite the clash of cultures in Saturday’s final.
and India will battle it out for the prized trophy, with 18-year-old Novocastrian Jason in the middle atMount Maunganui’s Bay Oval, south west of Auckland on the North Island.
Mrs Sangha said that rivalry wasn’t heightened regardless of the family’s relationship with the two nations, and Raj’s Corner workers were all serving up the same dish.
“Idon’t think so [more rivalry because it’s versusIndia],” Mrs Sangha said.
“All the guys here [at Raj’s] are supporting , don’t worry. They would probably get the sack otherwise.
“They haveasked if they can support India if they play other countries, but not against .The laptop has been going in the kitchen the whole time, watching all the games.”
Long-serving Raj’s Corner employee Kristy Dobos said she has enjoyed keeping track of the tournament.
“One of the guys has Fox Sports on his phone and that’s how we stay up to date,” Miss Dobos said.
“But I always knew he [Jason] would be famous, I’ve been telling him that since he was 14.”
n-born Mrs Sangha and husband Kuldip, raised in the northern Punjab region of India,headacross the Tasman on Friday ahead of the 2018 decider.
Mrs Sangha, who has travelled back and forth several times to watch all five preliminary games since January 14, said it was worthwhile whatever the cost.
“It has been quite expensive, but I wouldn’t miss it for the world,” she said.
“When they go out for the n anthem, with Jason leading from the front –it’s an incredibly proud moment.”
The couple, who live at Cardiff South, have owned and operated Raj’s Corner since 1998. They also runtwo other take-away outlets, a dine-in restaurant and a spice shop around Newcastle.
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