The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup final between India and Australia on Sunday, had many Bollywood celebrities cheering for the Men In Blue at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi stadium. Actor Ranveer Singh, an ardent fan of sport, was in the stands along with his actor-wife Deepika Padukone, sister-in-law Anisha, and Shah Rukh Khan and family. A video of the actor has surfaced on the internet where he is seen passionately applauding Team India after the dismissal of Australian batsman David Warner.
In the video, as Warner walks out of the field, the camera pans to an enthusiastic Ranveer, who is shouting “Come on”. He then takes a sigh of relief and encourages the Indian supporters in the stands to cheer the loudest for their team. At some moments, he also seems to be intensely tense as it was a crucial game.
Shah Rukh and Gauri, who are standing beside Ranveer, look composed while applauding for Team India. Shah Rukh’s elder son, Aryan Khan is also in a zen mode. Deepika, on the other hand, continues to look tense.
However, like millions of other fans, Ranveer’s hopes to see the Indian cricket team lift up the trophy were quashed by Australia who won the title for the sixth time. But despite an unfavourable end, the actor, who essayed the role of former cricketer Kapil Dev in 2021 film 83, applauded the Indian players for giving their all to the game.
Ranveer wrote on Instagram, “Some highs, some lows. Some good days, some bad days. Some wins, some losses. That’s sport. That’s life. We are all gutted, but let’s applaud our boys for giving it their all.”
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
Shah Rukh also penned a note for Team India to lift up their spirit. He wrote on X, “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 cricket…u bring too much cheer to the whole of India. Love and respect. You make us one proud Nation.”