Mumbai: BCCI has released a full list of events and celebrities that will grace the final between India and Australia in the ICC Men's World Cup 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium on 19 November. Prime minister Narendra Modi's presence during the final, a grand air show by the Indian Air Force, two former World Cup-winning captains Kapil Dev and Mahendra Singh Dhoni watching from the stands with a bevy of who's who from the world of entertainment and politics in attendance, the grandeur will be unmatched.
The Suryakiran Indian Air Force airshow will take place after the toss at 1:30 pm IST. It is likely to be a 15-20 minute show. The preparations for the same were done with a successful demo on Thursday. During the first innings drinks break Coke Studio's Gujarati singing sensation Aditya Gadhavi of 'Gotilo' fame will perform.
The event would get grander during the innings break. Bollywood music composer Pritam, singers Jonita Gandhi, Nakash Aziz, Akasa Joshi, Tushar Joshi and Amit Mishra will entertain a 1.3 lakh crowd. 500 dancers from Mumbai are expected to gyrate to popular Bollywood numbers.
Possibly for the visiting Australian team and also for the greater TV audience across the globe, it would be a taste of India's soft power with cricket being a tool.