Cricket commentary with sport stars an honour for Amitabh Bachchan
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan felt honoured on Sunday to do commentary for the India-Pakistan match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 with cricket legends like Kapil Dev and Rahul Dravid.
Big B did commentary as part of an 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 on Sunday.
T 1770 - Commentary for the India Pak match over, an honor to be in the room as legends - Kapil, Rahul, Shoaib .. predicted 300 .. got it !!— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 15, 2015
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 Saturday.
Though he was nervous about it, a string of Bollywood stars were bowled over by his commentary. Actors like Riteish Deshmukh, Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt took to Twitter to appreciate Amitabh.
"Amitabh Bachchan on star sports live - wah - ab aur Kya chahiye - #IndVsPak @SrBachchan," Riteish.
Shahid also shared: "What a great morning seeing the india Pakistan match and hearing @SrBachchan commentate."
Sidharth Malhotra was also impressed by Big B's work.
"Commentary never sound so impactful @SrBachchan live on #IndvsPak superb," he tweeted.
Sidharth's "Student of the Year" co-star Alia Bhatt also fell in "love" with the megastar's voice.
"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," she shared on Twitter.