In a goodwill gesture, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has present the legendary actor, Amitabh Bachchan, with the coveted golden ticket for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023.
BCCI Secretary Jay Shah reveal this remarkable tribute to Mr. Amitabh Bachchan’s unwavering love for the sport via the organization’s official social media platform.
The BCCI Honorary Secretary, Jay Shah, took to social media to share the joyous moment of presenting the golden ticket to none other than the “Superstar of the Millennium,” Amitabh Bachchan.
Golden ticket for our golden icons!— BCCI (@BCCI) September 5, 2023
BCCI Honorary Secretary @JayShah had the privilege of presenting our golden ticket to none other than the "Superstar of the Millennium," Shri @SrBachchan.
A legendary actor and a devoted cricket enthusiast, Shri Bachchan's unwavering support… pic.twitter.com/CKqKTsQG2F
In a post brimming with admiration and enthusiasm, BCCI express their gratitude for Amitabh Bachchan’s longstanding support for Indian cricket and their delight in having him as a part of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
Amitabh Bachchan’s affinity for cricket is not a new.
Back in 2011, after India clinch the World Cup, the iconic actor with his son Abhishek Bachchan and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, led a celebratory march through the bustling streets of Mumbai.
Amitabh Bachchan infectious jubilation and patriotic fervor were share with millions across the nation as he took to social media to express his euphoria.
While Amitabh Bachchan’s inclusion in the World Cup is an honorary one, India’s official squad for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 was announce.
The squad includes some familiar faces and a few surprises.
KL Rahul, the wicketkeeper-batter, who has nursing a hamstring injury for months, has made it to the 15-member squad.
His fitness had a subject of speculation, but the selectors have shown faith in his abilities.
BREAKING | BCCI announces India's World Cup squad— 2YoDoINDIA News Network (@2yodoindia) September 5, 2023
Squad : Rohit (C), Pandya (VC), Gill, Virat, Iyer, Rahul, Jadeja, Shardul, Bumrah, Siraj, Kuldeep, Shami, Axar, Ishan, SKY#2YoDoINDIA #BCCI #IndiaWorldCup2023Squad #WorldCup2023 #RohitSharma #ViratKohli #IndianCricketTeam pic.twitter.com/3X2StM5mp6
Chief selector Ajit Agarkar shed light on the decision, stating that KL Rahul had overcome his fitness concerns and look promising during the Asia Cup.
KL Rahul’s inclusion adds depth and experience to the team, which is important in a tournament as prestigious as the World Cup.
Hardik Pandya was name as the vice-captain of the Indian squad.
As ICC tournament going to start on 5th October, 2023, with a clash between England and New Zealand in Ahmedabad, the anticipation is building.
Team India will start off their campaign against Australia on 8th October 2023 in Chennai, setting the stage for what promises to be a thrilling tournament.
What is the Golden Ticket for ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023?
As per reports, the Golden Ticket is a special guest pass present to certain personalities through which they get VIP access to World Cup matches.
As of now, Amitabh Bachchan is the only person with the Golden Ticket for 2023 ODI World Cup.
BCCI might give similar passes to many icons from other fields as well.
With this golden ticket, Amitabh Bachchan gets to watch all the matches from VIP boxes in each stadium with other facilities.