As the cricketing world eagerly awaits the ODI World Cup final on November 19, the excitement is set to reach new heights with the inclusion of a breathtaking air show by the renowned Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team of the Indian Air Force. The Defence PRO for Gujarat officially announced that the aerobatic team will enthral the audience with a ten-minute display of precision and skill just before the commencement of the final match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera.
Rehearsals to Heighten Anticipation
Preparations for the aerial spectacle are already underway, with rehearsals scheduled for Friday and Saturday, ensuring that every manoeuvre is flawlessly executed. The Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team, known for its dynamic formations and impressive aerial displays, is expected to add an extra layer of excitement to the highly anticipated World Cup final.
In addition to the thrilling air show, the World Cup final ceremony will feature a live performance by global pop sensation Dua Lipa. Star Sports confirmed the participation of the chart-topping artist in a post on X, promising a musical extravaganza that will set the stage for the grand cricketing spectacle.
A Musical Prelude to Cricketing Glory
While the BCCI and ICC opted not to organize an opening ceremony at the start of the World Cup, the musical events preceding key clashes have become a tradition. Arijit Singh mesmerized the crowd before India’s clash with arch-rivals Pakistan on October 14, setting the tone for an exciting encounter that India won by 7 wickets. Singers Sunidhi Chauhan, Shankar Mahadevan, and Sukhwinder Singh also added to the festive atmosphere with their captivating performances.
India secured a spot in the ODI World Cup final after a convincing victory over New Zealand in the semi-finals, winning by 70 runs. The team, led by Rohit Sharma, will now face the winner of the second semi-final between Australia and South Africa, promising a showdown of cricketing titans in the ultimate battle for World Cup glory.