Credit: Twitter

Credit: Twitter

The Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has presented Indian superstar Amitabh Bachchan with a Golden Ticket for the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023 in India. The marquee tournament kicks off with the rematch of the 2019 World Cup final between England and New Zealand on October 5 in Ahmedabad. 

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The development was shared by the BCCI social media accounts where a picture of BCCI Secretary Jay Shah presenting  Amitabh Bachchan with his Golden Ticket. The caption of the post talked about  Bachchan's constant support for the Indian team and expressed excitement about having him as a supporter for the World Cup.

"Golden ticket for our golden icons! BCCI Honorary Secretary Jay Shah had the privilege of presenting our golden ticket to none other than the Superstar of the Millennium Bachchan. A legendary actor and a devoted cricket enthusiast, Shri Bachchan's unwavering support for #TeamIndia continues to inspire us all. We're thrilled to have him join us for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023," wrote BCCI on its official X handle. 

Check out the tweet here:

The golden ticket presented by the BCCI seems to be a special guest pass presented to certain individuals which provides VIP access to the World Cup games. Despite Amitabh Bachchan being the only person with the Golden Ticket, it seems the BCCI could present similar passes to various icons from other fields.

Talking about the World Cup 2023, BCCI has also announced India's squad today. The World Cup Indian cricket team includes — Rohit Sharma (captain), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Axar Patel, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav