At the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Bollywood singer Arijit Singh lit up the stage just before the India-Pakistan clash in the ICC World Cup 2023 on October 14. This musical event was organized by BCCI and included Shankar Mahadevan, Sunidhi Chauhan, and Sukhwinder Singh.
While Arijit was performing, the Indian team was practicing. In a sweet moment, he couldn’t resist shouting “I Love You Virat” when he saw former India captain Virat Kohli passing by. Kohli acknowledged the shout and waved.
Before his performance, Arijit showed respect by touching the stadium steps and cheered for India. He also expressed gratitude to the audience for their love and support. Arijit Singh, in the audience, relished every part of the India-Pakistan match, actively supporting the team.
His most exciting moment occurred when Babar Azam was dismissed by Mohammed Siraj. Arijit enthusiastically celebrated by mimicking Sourav Ganguly’s iconic shirt-twirling gesture, expressing his joy.
Arijit Singh, in the stands, asked Anushka Sharma for a photo during the match
Additionally, Arijit Singh, having his fan moment, politely requested a photo with Anushka Sharma, who was seated with Ritika Sajdeh, cheering for India. Anushka graciously agreed to the photo.
Arijit Singh, the singer, has performed at cricket events before. Earlier this year, he sang at the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2023, and he shared the stage with the former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. During his performance, Arijit showed respect by touching Dhoni’s feet.
In the crucial match, India outperformed Pakistan by 7 wickets. Pakistan had set a target of 191 after being asked to bat first, with Babar Azam scoring 50 and Jasprit Bumrah taking 2/19.
In response, Rohit Sharma’s 86 and Shreyas Iyer’s unbeaten 53 were sufficient for India to achieve the target with 117 balls to spare and 7 wickets in hand.