India and Australia are all set to lock horns in the highly anticipated high-octane final clash of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023. Both teams will play this iconic clash at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the biggest cricket stadium in the World. Notably, this stadium has a massive capacity of more than 1 lakh spectators.
Meanwhile, just a few moments before the start of the match, the fans present in the Narendra Modi Stadium erupted in a loud voice to sing Hanuman Chalisa (a religious text) together. The video of this special moment is also making rounds on social media as soon as it was shared by a cricket fan over X (formerly Twitter).
Here’s the video:
#INDvsAUSfinal and 1.5 lakh people singing Hanuman chalisa #INDvsAUS | #INDvsAUSfinal | #WorldCupFinal #NarendraModiStadium #MSDhoni #Worldcupfinal2023 #Ahmedabad #ViratKohli #RohithSharma𓃵 pic.twitter.com/oxxtkiiuTj— ManMohak Jaipur (@manmohakjaipur) November 19, 2023
Earlier on the eve of the ODI World Cup 2023 final, Indian captain Rohit Sharma also addressed the journalists, while talking about India’s strategies in the big clash against Australia.
“Since I became the captain, we prepared for this day. We identified players and gave role clarity. Till now everything has been good. Hopefully, Sunday will be the same,” said Rohit to journalists in the pre-match press conference.
“We know how the outside environment is, the expectations, pressure, criticism, and even accolades. We have tried to maintain calmness around the dressing room and on the field. I have grown up watching the 50-over World Cup. For me, this is the biggest moment. But I have to focus on what my team needs me to do and put aside everything,” he added later.
Notably, India and Australia will be facing each other in an ODI World Cup final once again after 20 years. The last time, was 20 years back in the ODI World Cup 2003, when both the teams took on each other in the summit clash of the tournament, where Ricky Ponting’s Australia emerged victorious by a big margin of 125 runs to clinch their third ODI World Cup title.