The iconic Amitabh Bachchan, known for his unwavering love for cricket, is facing a unique dilemma as the much-anticipated ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 final approaches. In a recent Twitter post, the megastar revealed that the Indian cricket team has a winning streak whenever he refrains from watching their matches. With India set to clash with Australia on Sunday, November 19, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Bachchan finds himself at a crossroads, contemplating whether to witness the final showdown or adhere to the cricketing superstition.
Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to share his inner conflict, posting, “अब सोच रहा हूँ, जाऊँ की ना जाऊँ ! (T 4832 – Now I am thinking whether I should go or not!).” The dilemma unfolded after Team India’s triumphant performance against New Zealand in the ICC World Cup semi-final, leading Bachchan to share, “T 4831 – when I don’t watch, we WIN!”
Bachchan’s post triggered a flood of reactions from fans, many urging him not to watch the upcoming World Cup final. Comments poured in, with one user writing, “Don’t watch the final match, please sir 🙏,” while others echoed similar sentiments, suggesting, “Please make another sacrifice Sir and stay away from Finals too!,” and “Haha stay indoors Bachan saahab.” In a mix of humor and superstition, a fan proposed, “Let’s do some arrangement to lock him into a remote island on the day of the World Cup final.”
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The superstition surrounding Bachchan’s cricket viewing habits is not new. In 2011, Abhishek Bachchan shared insights into his father’s beliefs, revealing that Amitabh refrains from watching India’s matches, fearing that every time he does, an Indian wicket falls. Abhishek disclosed, “Dad is superstitious when it comes to the Indian team. He will not see the final match…he will be in his room. Dad decided not to watch the match just to let India win.”
As fans anxiously wait for Amitabh Bachchan’s decision, the cricketing world gears up for a historic clash between India and Australia in the ICC World Cup 2023 final. Whether superstition prevails or the megastar breaks tradition, all eyes will be on the match set to kick off at 2 pm in India this Sunday.
As the excitement builds for the final clash on Sunday, Bachchan’s decision regarding his match-watching tradition will be keenly awaited by fans and may even become a subplot to the thrilling encounter between India and Australia. The superstitions and rituals surrounding cricket in India showcase the unique and emotional bond between the fans and the sport.