Big B to make commentary debut at Pakistan-India World Cup clash

Amitabh Bachchan will lend his deep baritone for cricket commentary as he joins Kapil Dev and Shoaib Akhtar

Web Desk February 02, 2015
File photo of Amitabh Bachchan. PHOTO: AFP

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is all set to make his commentary debut at the India-Pakistan match of the World Cup on February 15, reported The Times of India.

Star Sports, one of the leading sports broadcasters, have brought about an interesting integration.

The Indian and Pakistan cricket teams open their respective World Cup campaigns against each other in an epic clash and only the most famous baritone from India, Amitabh Bachchan will lend his deep baritone for cricket commentary as he joins Kapil Dev, Shoaib Akhtar, Harsha Bhogle and other commentators.

"This country's emotions are ruled by two things — cricket and cinema; for me, it's an exciting time on both fronts. My movie is releasing on February 6 and then, I have the privilege of making my commentary debut,” said Bachchan.

A campaign, announcing his debut, was launched during the tri-series final between Australia and England yesterday. The promos feature Kapil and Shoaib, who sound like the superstar after they pop a lozenge called Shamitabh — thus combining their cricketing expertise with Big B's inimitable voice.

R-Balki, director of the Bollywood movie Shamitabh, believes that his voice can unite India and Pakistan better than anything else.

Amitabh Bachchan has done voice-overs in many feature films and has also lent his voice to documentaries and social causes. The one thing that he hadn’t done was cricket commentary but that too will now take place at the India-Pakistan match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 on February 15.


Sheikh | 6 years ago | Reply

Big B with Shoaib .. Sounds Interesting !

Meghana | 6 years ago | Reply

@shambles: You don't trust or have faith in your own management and team. Well that says a lot about your country mindset. "This means pakistan will lose again" "to please neghbours like the 2011 semi final" so when you lose its match fixing, cheating, pleasing. When you win we know we were better than indians, it was fair game. Why such insecurity and complex?

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