New Delhi: BCCI Secretary Jay Shah presented the ODI World Cup 2023’s golden ticket to Tollywood superstar Rajinikanth ahead of the tournament. ‘Thaliva’ called by fans will witness the World Cup and he is the second Indian actor after actor Amitabh Bachchan with the golden ticket of the event.
The first recipient of a golden ticket was Sachin Tendulkar, who is widely regarded as the greatest batsman of all time. Other Indian icons who may receive golden tickets include MS Dhoni, Kapil Dev, and Sunil Gavaskar.
ODI World Cup 2023 will start from October 5 and the first match will be played between defending champions England and New Zealand in Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium.
BCCI took it to the X (formerly Twitter) to make the announcement regarding presenting the ticket to the Tollywood star.
The Phenomenon Beyond Cinema! 🎬
The BCCI Honorary Secretary @JayShah presented the golden ticket to Shri @rajinikanth, the true embodiment of charisma and cinematic brilliance. The legendary actor has left an indelible mark on the hearts of millions, transcending language and… pic.twitter.com/IgOSTJTcHR
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 19, 2023
“The BCCI Honorary Secretary @JayShah presented the golden ticket to Shri @rajinikanth, the true embodiment of charisma and cinematic brilliance. The legendary actor has left an indelible mark on the hearts of millions, transcending language and culture. We are thrilled to announce that Thalaiva will grace the @ICC @cricketworldcup 2023 as our distinguished guest and will light up the biggest cricketing spectacle with his presence. 🌟 #GoldenTicket” tweeted BCCI.
What is Golden Ticket?
A World Cup golden ticket is a special ticket that gives the holder access to all of the matches in the tournament, including the opening ceremony, the final, and all of the matches in between. Golden tickets are typically given to dignitaries, sponsors, and other important guests.
Golden ticket is BCCI’s way to honor the contributions of Indian cricket legends and to promote the upcoming World Cup. It is also a way to generate excitement among cricket fans all over the world for the tournament.