The BCCI announced on Instagram that they would be giving the legendary Tamil actor, Rajnikanth a golden ticket and will be attending the 2023 ICC ODI World Cup.
The legendary Tamil actor remains one of the most popular actors across India and his fandom is unmatched. He is the second actor to be presented with this award with the first being handed to Bollywood’s own, Big B, Mr Amitabh Bachchan.
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Rajnikanth has had a widespread career in the South Indian film industry having acted in 169 films in various languages including, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, and Malayalam.
The post shared by the Instagram handle of the Indian cricket team called the legendary actor a ‘Phenomenon Beyond Cinema.’
The post also stated that the actor has left an ‘indelible mark on the hearts of millions, transcending language and culture.’
Rajnikanth continues to be a mainstream figure in Indian cinema and is popular amongst the younger audience as well. With his loyal fanbase, the actor continues to produce many hits even today. His latest release was ‘Jailer’ which crossed 650 crores of box office collection since its release showing his relevancy even in the later stages of his career.
The legendary Indian batter, Sachin Tendulkar was also another recipient of the Golden Ticket award by the BCCI and it suggests that there could be even more recipients. But there is no certain information on who the other recipients could be.
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The 2023 ICC ODI World Cup is taking place in India and will feature 10 teams going against each other for the biggest prize in the sport. Rohit Sharma is set to lead the Indian side in a bid to replicate the 2011 World Cup heroics where India managed to win their second ODI World Cup in history.
Team combinations have been confirmed with the Indian team managing to secure a crucial Asia Cup victory by defeating Sri Lanka in crushing fashion. The Indian side managed to dismiss the entirety of the Sri Lankan batting order for just 50 runs and the chase was a breeze as India won the Asia Cup 2023.
The Indian team will go against Australia in their final leg of preparation before the World Cup begins. Only a few concerns remain with the injury of Axar Patel which has given room for the experienced Ravichandran Ashwin to make a surprise comeback into the ODI side.