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India vs Pakistan: Bollywood is ready for the world cup clash

Quite a few celebrities have shared their excitement about the India and Pakistan match in the ongoing world cup on social media. Shah Rukh Khan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Sunil Grover and others showed their support.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 16, 2019 4:43:53 pm
Bollywood stars show support for the Indian cricket team. (Source: Shah Rukh Khan/Ayushmann Khurrana/Instagram)

The rivalry between India and Pakistan is not limited to politics and Kashmir. It also encompasses sports, and their encounters in cricket world cups are particularly anticipated by fans in both the countries. Bollywood stars are no exception.

While overall, Pakistan has won more one-day matches against India, it has lost whenever the paths of the two countries has crossed in world cups.

Quite a few celebrities have shared their excitement on social media. Superstar Shah Rukh Khan posted a photo of himself with his son Aaryan on Twitter. The father-son duo are wearing the blue colours of Indian cricket team. Mufasa and Simba is written on their tees, which are the names of the lion and his cub in Disney’s The Lion King.

Shah Rukh captioned the image, “Ready for the match with the spirit of #FathersDay. Go India Go!!”

Sunil Grover tweeted, “May the best team win today, and India is the best team. India 🇮🇳 vs Pakistan 🇵🇰 #ICCWorldCup2019.”

Ayushmann Khurrana, who will be starring in Anubhav Sinha’s Article 15, chose the occasion to send an anti-discrimination message. He shared a video on Twitter that details the connection between his upcoming movie and the impending clash between India and Pakistan.

Khurrana says in the video that every sort of discrimination evaporates when India and Pakistan are playing against each other. People belonging to every cast and religion unite. “How beautifully the Article 15 of the Indian constitution comes into effect. That means we know how to erase prejudice. Come, from now on we will only be Indians,” he says.

The words “Let’s be Indians. Firstly and lastly,” appear. Ayushmann ends the video with, ” We have discriminated long enough. Now we will bring a difference.” Anubhav Sinha posted the same video on his social media as well.

The official handle of BCCI tweeted an image of Ranveer Singh and Sehwag at the stadium ahead of the big match.

Mandira Bedi tweeted, “Please try to bring your A game, you-know-who!! Because we want to see a good match, when we beat you. #CWC2019 👊🏼.”

Disha Patani tweeted, “Time to bring back the World Cup! Me with my @calvinklein#SwissMade Watch, wish #TeamIndia all the best for the #WorldCup2019 #MYCALVINS.”

Arjun Rampal cheered for the Indian team by writing in a tweet, “Come onnnnnnnnnnmm Indiaaaaaaa 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 #IndiaVsPakistan.”

Vivek Oberoi posted this meme from his own film PM Narendra Modi.

Anupam Kher sent his best wishes to the Indian cricket team via a video he tweeted.

Filmmaker Milap Zaveri wrote in a tweet, “Standing in my room alone for the national anthem but felt as if every indian was standing with me! Come on India!!! ❤️🤗🔥🤞💪.”

Shekhar Kapur tweeted, “This was time that the West Indies pace bowling attack decimated every team. Indian batsmen were afraid to face them. Till one very young little guy walked on the pitch without a helmet and hit those bowlers all over the ground. That was the coming of Sunil Gavasker. Superstar.”

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