As the much-anticipated clash between India and Pakistan unfolded during the ongoing Cricket World Cup 2023, not only cricket enthusiasts but also Bollywood celebrities were caught up in the fervor of this high-stakes encounter. With the likes of Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, and others making time in their schedules to watch the match, it was a star-studded affair on and off the field.
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli: A Power Couple’s Show of Support
Leading the Bollywood brigade was Anushka Sharma, who flew to Ahmedabad to cheer for her husband, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli. The couple’s presence added an extra layer of excitement to the already electric atmosphere at the stadium. Sachin Tendulkar, a cricket legend himself, shared a selfie with Anushka during their flight to Ahmedabad, exclaiming, “Royalty at 35,000 ft.” The cricketing legend, along with Anushka Sharma, wished the Indian team the very best for the match, encapsulating the collective spirit of support for the Indian cricket team.
Athiya Shetty’s Heartfelt Wishes for KL Rahul and the Team
Athiya Shetty, another Bollywood star, expressed her heartfelt wishes for her husband, KL Rahul, who plays a pivotal role in the Indian cricket team. When asked about her thoughts ahead of the match, she said, “I wish the team all the very best. The Indian team knows exactly what they are doing.” Her father, veteran actor Suniel Shetty, was also seen in public, and when quizzed by paparazzi about KL Rahul’s performance, he simply crossed his fingers, echoing the hopes of millions of fans across the country.
Arjun Kapoor’s Quirky Pre-Match Message
Not to be left behind, Arjun Kapoor added his unique touch of humor to the occasion. The actor shared a playful message on his Instagram Stories, which read, “Aap jis number se sampark karna chahte hain woh kal 2 pm se 10 pm uplabdh nahi hai,” which roughly translates to, “The number you want to contact is not available from 2 pm to 10 pm.” This amusing notice captured the attention of fans and added a dash of Bollywood flair to the match’s buildup.
Tiger Shroff: A Different Kind of Support
Tiger Shroff, known for his action-packed films, put his own twist on supporting the Indian cricket team. While gearing up for his upcoming film, “Ganapath,” he shared a meme on his Instagram Stories. The meme humorously depicted Pakistani bowlers contemplating the match, contrasted with a clip of Tiger Shroff taking on on-screen goons in a high-octane action sequence, playfully referring to him as the “Indian batsman.” This creative expression of support resonated with his fans and showcased the unique ways Bollywood personalities can get behind the team.
In this mother of all clashes between India and Pakistan at the Cricket World Cup 2023, Bollywood’s presence and enthusiasm were on full display. These celebrities not only added glamour to the stadium but also lent their fervent support to the Indian cricket team. The combination of cricket and Bollywood, two of India’s greatest passions, created a memorable spectacle both on and off the field.