Having maintained an unbeaten record throughout the tournament, the Indian team fulfilled the expectations and enthusiasm of fans reached unprecedented levels and secured a spot in the finals.
The excitement extends beyond the general public, with several film celebrities eagerly attending the live spectacle at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
The presence of these celebrities further amplifies the fervour surrounding the match as they join the multitude of fans in anticipating the magic that Team India might unfold on the cricket field.
The semi-final match of the World Cup between India and New Zealand was staged in Mumbai, drawing a crowd of spectators that included numerous celebrities. Among them are Bollywood stars, sports personalities, and other notable figures.
The recently married celebrity pair, Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani, were seen enjoying the game together in the stands.
Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor made an entrance at Wankhede Stadium, dressed in blue to sync with the wave of blue erupting in the stands whenever the Indian players step onto the field. The actor, who is anticipating the release of his upcoming film ‘Animal’ on December 1, was spotted alongside Akash Ambani while watching the match.
Mukesh Ambani, the billionaire behind Reliance Industries, also attended the match. The Ambani family is renowned for their deep passion for cricket.
Football legend David Beckham graced Wankhede Stadium, engaging in conversations with fellow Unicef brand ambassador and cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar. During his visit, Beckham took the opportunity to meet with several players from the Indian cricket team on the field. His presence at the match was part of a broader trip to India in association with Unicef.
Beckham interacts with New Zealand players before the start of the 2023 World Cup match.
In the initial innings, India posted a formidable score of 397 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 50 overs. Virat Kohli showcased a stellar performance, contributing 117 runs, while Shreyas Iyer demonstrated his batting prowess with a notable score of 105. Rohit Sharma contributed 47 runs before being dismissed. KL Rahul remained unbeaten at 39, and Shubman Gill played a commendable innings, securing 80 not out.