India’s sensational cricketer R Ashwin shared the video of the national anthem ceremony before the start of the high-voltage clash between the arch-rivals India and Pakistan at the Pallekele International Stadium. The whole Pallekele International Cricket Stadium erupted as the Indian national anthem started playing. Everyone watching the ceremony could feel that surreal moment.
R Ashwin Gets Emotional During India’s National Anthem
The Indian spin maestro also took to his official Twitter account and shared the video of the national anthem. He expressed his emotions about the moment as well. He wrote:
“There is nothing like singing the national anthem before an #INDvsPAK contest. It’s a surreal feeling, crowd is still building up at the venue I guess.”
The video shared by R Ashwin is now going viral on the internet, watch it here:
There is nothing like singing the national anthem before an #INDvsPAK contest.
It’s a surreal feeling, crowd is still building up at the venue I guess. pic.twitter.com/hr6kNlyLFO
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) September 2, 2023
Maeanwhile, ahead of the IND vs. PAK clash, Ashwin predicted who might win the match in his pre-match analysis of the India vs. Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 match. R Ashwin thinks the Indian team can dominate Pakistan in the spin department. Ashwin said:
“I am going with the heart. India. Even I feel India might win. Just the batting strength, One more thing I am backing on is India’s freshness, Guys like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma… Perennially, we are on the road.
We were just literally shifting from one bubble to another bubble during COVID times.” “I just feel players are fresh, Of course, anyone can slip up. We are playing our first game of the tournament, But I somehow feel India will have our mojo back.”
India vs. Pakistan Playing XI:
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Agha, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf.