Mumbai, November 19: The buzz surrounding the much-awaited India vs Australia World Cup 2023 final is escalating rapidly. Bollywood luminaries are exuberantly displaying their enthusiasm for the Men in Blue as they gear up to vie for the trophy at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, on Sunday.
Actor Sonu Sood, brimming with confidence, conveyed his advance congratulations to Team India, affirming, "When such exceptional players grace the finals, triumph is inevitable. With 140 crore people praying for your victory, a heartfelt prayer never goes unanswered. Wishing Team India all the best."
'Hukus Bukus' actor Arun Govil expressed his anticipation for the match, articulating, "The Indian cricket team's triumph in 10 consecutive matches throughout the World Cup series has been commendable. Hoping for a historic win against Australia in the final match. My heartiest best wishes to the entire team."
Pulkit Samrat, looking forward to the game, exclaimed, "Tomorrow is practically a national holiday! India will secure the World Cup final win, and the entire nation, 140 crore Indians, will celebrate on the streets! Our hopes and prayers are with you. Play your game and revel on the field!"
An enthusiastic Raveena Tandon, eager for the thrilling India vs. Australia World Cup 2023 final, extended her heartfelt wishes to the Men in Blue. She cheered, "All the very best, Team India. Let the Tricolor soar high. Go get it. Jai Hind Jai Bharat."
Nushrratt Bharuccha, echoing the excitement, shared, "The World Cup final has everyone super thrilled! India's phenomenal performance so far has been exceptional. Our bowling has been outstanding, with Mohammed Shami's impressive performances. I couldn't be prouder of this incredible team. Best wishes to Team India. Let's clinch that World Cup trophy!"
Moving onto India's upcoming clash, the Men in Blue are set to battle Australia on Sunday in Ahmedabad.
This showdown will rekindle a 20-year-old rivalry from the 2003 World Cup Final, and India aims to reverse the outcome from their previous encounter.
India stormed into the finals with a resounding 70-run win over New Zealand, led by explosive starts from Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill, followed by centuries by Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer, setting India on a path to a formidable target.
KL Rahul's crucial contribution powered India to a total of 397/4. Mohammed Shami's stellar performance secured a seven-wicket haul, propelling India into the final in Ahmedabad.
In the gripping second semifinal, South Africa pushed Australia to achieve a modest target of 213. The five-time champions stumbled in their chase but managed to recover in time, courtesy of skipper Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc, steering them into the final against India.