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Big B 'honoured' to turn commentator for Indo-Pak WC match

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan says making his cricket commentary debut today alongside legends like Kapil Dev and Rahul Dravid was an honour for him.

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan

The 72-year-old evergreen star, who did commentary in Hindi during the World Cup match between India and Pakistan, also shared space with the likes of Arun Lal and Shoaib Akhtar.

Bachchan took to Twitter to express his joy on his new role.

"Commentary for the India Pak match over, an honour to be in the room as legends - Kapil, Rahul, Shoaib... Predicted 300... Got it!" he tweeted.

India, who put 300 runs on the board after batting first, beat their arch-rivals by 76 runs in their first WC match in Adelaide, Australia.

"Yeeaahhhhh! India wins... my second prediction came true too .. is it got something to do with the date 15th Feb!!" he wrote, adding that on this date 46 years ago he signed his first Bollywood film.

"15th Feb...!! Historic date for me... On this date 46 years ago in 1969, I signed my 1st film to join the Film Industry...," he tweeted.

Bachchan's impressive debut as a cricket commentator earned him plaudits from several Bollywood stars.

Sidharth Malhotra tweeted, "Commentary never sound so impactful @SrBachchan live on #IndvsPak superb (sic)."

"Amitabh Bachchan on star sports live - what else do you want - #IndVsPak @SrBachchan," actor Riteish Deshmukh posted.

Praising Bachchan's commentary, Alia Bhatt said, "Okay even I am up for the match... So you can't take the Indian out of an #IndvsPak match after all!! Oh and you gotta love @SrBachchan."

"What a great morning seeing the India Pakistan match and hearing @SrBachchan commentate," Shahid Kapoor tweeted.

The 2015 Cricket World Cup is jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29. India are the defending champions, having won the tournament in 2011.

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