Megastar Amitabh Bachchan felt honoured yesterday to do commentary for the India-Pakistan match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 with cricket legends like07:36:48.
Amitabh Bachchan celebrates India's 76-run win over Pakistan in the ICC World Cup by waving the Indian flag outside his residence Jalsa in Juhu yesterday. Pic/Satyajit Desai
Big B did commentary as part of integration between broadcaster Star Sports and the makers of his latest film "Shamitabh", which released on February 6.
Amitabh took to the microphone with former India cricketer Aakash Chopra and Pakistani fast bowling great Shoaib Akhtar after India won the toss and decided to bat, read a statement.
As Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan entered the field as openers of Team India, the veteran-actor said: "Rohit Sharma looks nervous at the start of the innings, a feeling I can very much relate to, at this moment."
Apart from entertaining the masses with his humour, Amitabh surprised everyone with his thorough cricket analysis and knowledge.
He also took to Twitter to share his experience. "Commentary for the India Pak match over, an honor to be in the room as legends - Kapil, Rahul, Shoaib .. predicted 300 .. got it !!" Big B tweeted yesterday.
Hoping against hope
A day before the match, the 72-year-old expressed his eagerness to sit in the commentary box.
"Its India vs Pakistan and its a commentary moment for me, sitting in the studios of Star in Mumbai and hoping against hope that I get those directions right for the cricket," he shared on his official blog srbachchan.tumblr.com on Saturday. A string of Bollywood stars were bowled over by his commentary.