The much anticipated ICC World Cup 2023 match between India and Pakistan is scheduled for later today at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. People across the country have flown into Gujarat to experience the match live. Ahead of the match, actress Athiya Shetty who is also married to Indian cricketer KL Rahul wished good luck to the team.
Ahead of the much-anticipated match, Athiya spoke about the game to India Today. “I wish the team all the very best. The Indian team knows exactly what they are doing,” she said.
Meanwhile, Suniel Shetty and his wife Mana Shetty were spotted together outside a restaurant on Friday night. The couple, KL Rahul`s in-laws, were seen getting mobbed by the paparazzi who were equally excited for today`s match. “Kal 100 hoga,” the paparazzi were heard saying. Reacting to it, Suniel smiled with his fingers crossed hoping that KL Rahul makes a century. In his previous match with Australia for the World Cup, KL Rahul was not out at 97. The cricketer hit the winning six in the final ball of the match which helped India win. However, Rahul was not too happy after the winning shot as she was expecting to go for a four and end the match with a six so that he could get a century. However, fate had other plans and he fell short of three runs to have a century to his credit.
Meanwhile, this match comes after India`s two matches against the 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 victories over Australia and Afghanistan, 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 and come out with 8-0 win record against their arch-rivals in the World Cup. 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, boasting a 100 per cent win record till now.