In a star-studded affair at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Bollywood icons Shah Rukh Khan and Ranveer Singh witnessed the intense World Cup 2023 final between India and Australia.
Despite India’s unfortunate loss by 6 wickets, the presence of these celebrities added glamour to the cricketing spectacle.
Shah Rukh Khan, accompanied by his wife Gauri Khan and children Suhana Khan and Aryan Khan, penned a heartfelt note on his social media account, expressing gratitude to the Indian team for their exemplary performance throughout the tournament.
In his message, he acknowledged the team’s spirit and tenacity, reminding everyone that in sports, there are inevitable bad days.
The way the Indian team has played this whole tournament is a matter of honour and they showed great spirit and tenacity. It’s a sport and there are always a bad day or two. Unfortunately it happened today….but thank u Team India for making us so proud of our sporting legacy in…
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) November 19, 2023
Despite the outcome, he thanked Team India for upholding the nation’s sporting legacy in cricket, bringing pride and joy to the entire country.
The celebrity-packed stadium also saw the likes of AbRam Khan, Shanaya Kapoor, Asha Bhosle, Daggubati Venkatesh, Ayushmann Khurrana, and Vivek Oberoi.
Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan were spotted alongside power couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, who passionately cheered for India from the stands.
Deepika was accompanied by her sister Anisha and their father, badminton champion Prakash Padukone.
After the match, Ranveer Singh took to his Instagram Story to offer words of encouragement to the Indian team. Acknowledging the highs and lows of sports and life, he applauded the players for giving their all, emphasizing the resilience required in the face of wins and losses.
Anushka Sharma and Athiya Shetty, present at the stadium to support their husbands on the field, also became part of the emotional rollercoaster as India faced defeat.
A viral photo captured Anushka consoling Virat Kohli after the match, showcasing the emotional connection between the players and their loved ones.
The World Cup 2023 final may have ended with Australia emerging victorious, but the collective support, pride, and sportsmanship displayed by Bollywood’s finest made this cricketing event a memorable affair.
In the spirit of true sports enthusiasts, the stars celebrated the journey of Team India, acknowledging that in sports, as in life, there are moments of triumph and moments that test one’s mettle.