The whole of India is glued to their TV screens and mobile phones as they watch the final of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 between India and Australia. The Indian Air Force’s Kiran Air show before the start of the much-anticipated match enthralled the spectators.
Industrialist Anand Mahindra posted a video of the air show as the IAF jets did a dress rehearsal. He said his colleague Manish Upadhyay was overseeing the Tech Mahindra Innovation Centre at Motera, the former name of the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, when the IAF conducted its practice drill.
“Spoiler alert! My colleague @manishups08 who’s overseeing the Tech Mahindra Innovation Centre at Motera took this clip of the IAF practising their drill for the World Cup final… Goosebumps inducing….” Mahindra posted on X, formerly Twitter.
Watch the video below:
Spoiler alert! My colleague @manishups08 who’s overseeing the Tech Mahindra Innovation Centre at Motera took this clip of the IAF practising their drill for the World Cup final… Goosebumps inducing….🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/HQvQIzZVpf
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) November 17, 2023
“Incredible glimpse of IAF’s World Cup final drill! Goosebumps guaranteed!” an X user commented. “Only patriots can feel this as their heart beats for Bharat. Those people are lucky and privileged who will witness this from stands of Narendra Modi stadium on 19 Nov 23. We will also enjoy on TV sets,” said another. “Right Sir. What awesome visuals. I am just imagining how the atmosphere will be when India picks the World Cup,” yet another user wrote.
Today’s momentous occasion was marked by Google in the form of a doodle, which shows a cricket pitch with the World Cup trophy at its centre and sparks flying.
Team India is aiming to win their third World Cup title, after the triumphs in 1983 and 2011. Australia will be looking to win an unprecedented sixth World Cup after winning the tournament in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015.