The first semi-final of the ICC World Cup between India and New Zealand at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium is set to be a star-studded spectacle, with a lineup of elite celebrities expected to grace the event. Cricket enthusiasts can anticipate the presence of icons like Sachin Tendulkar, Rajnikanth, Nita Ambani, Aamir Khan, David Beckham, Hardik Pandya, Ranbir Kapoor, and more at the IND vs NZ semi-final match.
Rajnikanth, a prominent figure in the South Indian film industry, has reportedly left Chennai for Mumbai to cheer for Rohit Sharma & Co. Known for his avid interest in cricket, Rajnikanth is a regular spectator at crucial matches involving the Indian cricket team.
The likely attendance of football legend David Beckham at the Wankhede Stadium has generated considerable attention. Beckham has expressed his love for India and cricket in multiple interviews, making his presence at this high-stakes encounter highly anticipated.
The Bollywood glamour will also be well-represented, with Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, and Nita Ambani expected to witness the match live at the iconic venue. Aamir Khan had previously attended the IND vs SL final in the 2011 World Cup alongside Nita Ambani. Salman Khan, attending his first semi-final at the stadium, is also set to promote his upcoming film Tiger 3.
Adding to the star power, Ranbir Kapoor, a known cricket enthusiast, is set to be in the audience. The Bollywood star may also feature in the Star Sports pre-show to promote his upcoming film Animal, scheduled for release on December 1.
India’s dominating performance in the group stage, remaining unbeaten in nine matches, has set the stage for an exciting semi-final clash against New Zealand. The celebrities in attendance are likely to add extra glam and excitement to this cricketing extravaganza.