Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan has found himself at the center of a quirky superstition circulating on social media after the legendary actor disclosed that the Indian cricket team consistently emerges victorious when he refrains from watching their matches.
Following Team India's triumph against New Zealand in the ICC World Cup semi-final, Bachchan took to his official X account, stating, "When I don't watch, we WIN!"
T 4831 - when i don't watch we WIN !— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 15, 2023
His post quickly went viral, prompting a flood of warnings from netizens, urging him to abstain from viewing the upcoming World Cup final on Sunday. Some enthusiasts even jokingly suggested extreme measures like isolating him on a remote island during the crucial match day.
Here are some of the hilarious reactions to Big B’s post:
Finals bhi mat dekhna sir , desh ke liye toh aisa kr hi sakte hai— Shubham Kumar (@TheShubhamKr_) November 15, 2023
@juniorbachchan sunday ko sir ko bathroom main lock karna 😃— 𝐀𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐝 (@arvind_tty1) November 15, 2023
Juhu pe wifi aur cable connection cut Kar doh koi.. 😅 😜— Crime Master Gogo (PARODY) 🇮🇳 (@vipul2777) November 15, 2023
Amitabh Bachchan sir, please be like this on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/A7hpPL0Tfa— Zucker Doctor (@DoctorLFC) November 15, 2023
Inko final ke din kisi remote island pe lock karne ka prabandh kiya jaye…— 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘬𝘶𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯.𝘫𝘱𝘨 (@prenkuchan) November 15, 2023
On the other hand, numerous Bollywood celebrities, including Ranbir Kapoor, John Abraham, Kiara Advani, Sidharth Malhotra, Shahid Kapoor, and Anushka Sharma, graced the World Cup semi-final at Wankhede stadium on Wednesday.
Notably, Team India beat New Zealand by 70 runs to enter the fourth final of the Cricket World Cup which is scheduled to be played on November 19 (Sunday).
For India, Mohammed Shami claimed his third five-wicket haul of the tournament in a brilliant 7-57 after Virat Kohli struck a record-breaking 50th century in ODIs and Shreyas Iyer blasted a second successive century to help India defeat New Zealand and storm into the final of the ICC Men's World Cup 2023 on Wednesday.