Cricket fans have been waiting for the hotly anticipated India- Pakistan cricket match with bated breath. And now, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has added more excitement to the much-awaited clash and fans will be greeted by a special performance by well-known Indian playback singer Arijit Singh before the match.
Taking to X, BCCI announced that Singh will perform during a pre-match show at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 14.
“Kickstarting the much-awaited INDvPAK clash with a special performance! Brace yourselves for a mesmerising musical special ft. Arijit Singh at the largest cricket ground in the world- The Narendra Modi Stadium! Join the pre-match show on 14th October starting at 12:30 PM,” read the post.
Kickstarting the much-awaited #INDvPAK clash with a special performance! 🎵
Brace yourselves for a mesmerising musical special ft. Arijit Singh at the largest cricket ground in the world- The Narendra Modi Stadium! 🏟️
If reports are to be believed, Bollywood star Ranveer Singh, who also featured in the tournament’s official anthem will also perform. Along with him, actress Tamannah Bhatia is also expected to perform during the pre-match show.
The rivalry between India and Pakistan in cricket is one of the fiercest in the world, with matches between the two countries receiving significant global viewership.
After registering two back-to-back wins, India riding on high confidence will face traditional rival Pakistan at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Saturday.
This match comes after India’s two matches with arch-rivals during a winning Asia Cup campaign. One match, held in the group stage was abandoned due to rain while India registered a thumping win in the next clash during the Super Four stage.
India began their World Cup campaign with a victory over Australia, while Pakistan has two victories in two matches to build momentum ahead of the major encounter.
Fans will be hoping that megastars of ‘Men in Blue’, such as Virat Kohli, skipper Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul, and Mohammed Siraj keep up with their consistent performances to continue the country’s winning streak with Pakistan in 50-over World Cups.
India has dominated the head-to-head record in ODI World Cup matches with ‘Men in Blue’ winning all seven games against the arch-rival.