July 19, 2019 | 6:29 AM IST
road trip to london

3 generations of a family undertake car drive from Singapore to cheer India at the ICC WC

Three generations of Mathur family from Singapore drove through 17 nations covering 25,000 kilometres in 50 days in their seven-seater car to cheer India at the ongoing ICC World Cup in the United Kingdom. The Mathurs reached Leeds when India played against Sri Lanka on July 6th and will be there to watch the finals on July 14 as well. 

Anupam Mathur, associated with a law firm, resides in Singapore with his wife Aditi, son Aviv (6), daughter Avya (3), father Akhilesh (67) and mother Anjana (65). The plan took off when Anupam on a proposed a car drive up to UK to watch the WC at the dining table. The first to give thumbs up was Avya and then the entire family responded in the positive. Every night they would sit up for an hour applying for visas, finalise hotels, stretches they would undertake and more.

The biggest challenge before the couple was managing the meals and so they packed 9 bags full of rice, ready-to-eat food, and more. They also carried an electric stove along. The trip was flagged off by Indian High Commission Javed khan and the family covered borders of Malayasia, Laos, Thailand, India, China, Krygyzstan, Uzbekesta, Russia, Finland, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, France, Neatherland, Sweden.

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