Big B had been requested by Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president and former India skipper Sourav Ganguly to sing the national anthem for the nation. Photo Courtesy: Amul_coop Twitter handle
Big B had been requested by Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president and former India skipper Sourav Ganguly to sing the national anthem for the nation. Photo Courtesy: Amul_coop Twitter handle

After a lot of controversies, now come some positives regarding Amitabh Bachchan’s performance during India vs Pakistan match of ICC World T20 2016 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Amul, who are quite popular for making ‘topicals’ on issues that make a difference have yet again launched another creation where the stalwart Indian actor’s effort is praised. Big B had been requested by Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president and former India skipper Sourav Ganguly to sing the national anthem for India while Shafqat Amanat Ali did the honors for Pakistan during the high-voltage match. Since the event, his singing has received mixed reviews. While a portion of the cricket enthusiasts seemed highly impressed by the way senior Bachchan performed and later on showed his passion for his country by supporting the team from the stands, another half seems to be unhappy pointing out errors in the performance. Live Cricket Scorecard: India vs Pakistan, ICC World T20 2016, Match 19 at Eden Gardens

It was tweeted from Amul’s twitter handle, “Amul Topical: Superstar sings National Anthem at T20!” along with the representative photo. Here is the tweet —

 

It was also reported earlier, that Amitabh had charged Rs. 4 crore for his appearance in the Indo-Pak tie at Eden and to sing the national anthem. However, later Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Sourav Ganguly cleared the air by rubbishing those reports and said that instead Amitabh had invested Rs. 30 lakhs from his own pocket to travel and stay in the ‘City of Joy’. T20 World Cup 2016: Pakistan daily slams men’s team for loss against India; praises women’s team

Meanwhile, Pakistan has fallen well behind the rest of the world in the T20 format, a Pakistani daily said and rued the men’s cricket team’s loss to India in Kolkata. It, however, heaped praise on the women’s cricket team for their win. An editorial “A win and a loss” in The News International said “for only the second time in our long cricketing rivalry with India were we able to beat our enemy at a World Cup.” “There are two World T20 Championships going on right now and both should be getting equal attention,” said the daily. It observed that the boys in green got the pageantry of an opening ceremony with Shafqat Amanat Ali and Amitabh Bachchan singing their respective country’s national anthems, reported IANS.