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ICC World Cup 2019’s India vs New Zealand match is a washout, Amitabh Bachchan jokes shift venue to India

Amitabh Bachchan joked that the ICC World Cup 2019 should be shifted to India after India vs New Zealand match was washed out due to rain.

bollywood Updated: Jun 14, 2019 11:44 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Amitabh Bachchan joked that the ICC World Cup 2019 should be shifted to India after frustrated fans blame ICC for India’s match being called off due to rains.

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan is an ardent fan of cricket and is closely following the ongoing ICC World Cup. After India’s match against New Zealand was called off Thursday due to persistent rain, he took to social media to joke that the championship should be shifted to India as we can do with some rain here.

India’s third match in the World Cup, against New Zealand, was abandoned Thursday without a single ball being bowled in Nottingham, England, due to rain. Frustrated Indian fans began venting out their anger after missing an opportunity to watch a thrilling match and most of them blamed the ICC. The hashtag #ShameOnICC was among the top trends even on Friday morning.

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A cricket fan tweeted, “Shame on #ICC for organizing such an important tournament at such a time when half the matches are getting washed away! Get a life folks, and concentrate on the right timing of the tournament rather than on the right “glove” of #Dhoni!!! #WorldCup2019” Quoting his tweet, Amitabh wrote, “shift the tournament WC 2019 to India .. we need the rain .. !!!”

Last seen in Sujoy Ghosh’s Badla along with Taapsee Pannu, Amitabh Bachchan has completed shooting for Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt-starrer Brahmastra. Directed by Ayan Mukerji, Brahmastra also stars Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna and is slated for a 2020 release. He is currently working on his Tamil debut, Uyarntha Manithan where he will star along with Ramya Krishnan and SJ Suryah. He will also soon make his Marathi debut with Vikram Gokhale’s AB Ani CD where he plays himself.

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First Published: Jun 14, 2019 11:42 IST