The national anthems played, starting with Australia's 'Advance Australia Fair' and followed by India's 'Jana Gana Mana.'
The pinnacle of the ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023 has arrived, and in a surprising move, Australia won the toss, choosing to field against the host, India, at Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium. Despite the unexpected decision, the fervent crowd rallied behind the Indian team, offering unwavering support.
As the anticipation built, match officials and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar took the field, accompanied by players from both sides. The national anthems played, starting with Australia's 'Advance Australia Fair' and followed by India's 'Jana Gana Mana.'
Witnessing over 100,000 voices unite for the Indian anthem stirred deep emotions among fans, creating an unforgettable moment. Adding to the spectacle, the IAF Suryakiran Aerobatic team presented a breathtaking air show.
Social media platforms, particularly X (formerly known as Twitter), became a space for netizens to share their emotional reactions, with many expressing that the collective rendition of the national anthem gave them goosebumps.
As for the clash, both teams have gone unchanged in the Final game.
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj
Australia (Playing XI): Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis(w), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins(c), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood