World T20: Amitabh Bachchan to sing National Anthem before India-Pakistan match

Kolkata, March 15: Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan will sing the National Anthem before the start of the marquee India-Pakistan World Twenty20 cricket match at the Eden Gardens March 19.

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Bachchan has confirmed the development by retweeting a post in his official Twitter handle while sources in the Cricket Association of Bengal today (March 15) said this was an effort by its president Sourav Ganguly.

File photo: Amitabh Bachchan (left) with former India captain and CAB president Sourav Ganguly

"The president was involved and the plan was on for a long time," CAB sources said.

While the 'Big B' will sing the National Anthem in his signature baritone, Pakistan will also make their presence felt with classical singer Shafaqat Amanat Ali who is slated to sing the Pakistani National Anthem.


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