Tennis star Roger Federer was also aware of the nerve-wracking contest between the two hostile neighboring countries. Federer, who has won the grand slam a record seventeen times, posted a picture on his official facebook account yesterday holding an Indian team jersey. The caption on the picture read,” Dressing up for a Gentleman’s game today. #BleedBlue.
Whilst Federer fans in Pakistan might be offended at the tennis icon’s decision to root for the blue corner, his choice seems usual and likely. The tennis star visited India last year and played a friendly mixed doubles match alongside Deepika Padukone and Novak Djokovich. He later dined with Deepika and Lara Dutta where he devoured a giant naan and satisfied his sweet tooth with gulaab jaamans and kheer. On his tour to India, the tennis ace had so much fun that he even grooved to the tunes of Khaike Paan Banaraswala from Amitabh Bachchan’s 1978 hit film, Don.
Members of the worldwide sensation dance and house club music genre TWO posted pictures of their own, dressed in team Pakistan’s kit and wished them good luck. TWO is the breakaway band from the worldwide popular Akcent. Mihai Gruia, Sorin Brotnei, who now form the band TWO, gained international recognition and prominence as members of the group Akcent. After the two split from the founding member Adrian Sina, they rebranded themselves as TWO whilst Sina kept the name Akcent.
Before the split and as part of Akcent, the terrific three ruled the charts with their hit singles “How Deep Is Your Love?”, “LoveStoned”, “That’s My Name”, “Stay With Me”, “My Passion”, “Feelings on Fire”, and “Chimie Intre Noi”. The latter brought them extreme success because of it chill-pill video and lively vocals. TWO have also toured Pakistan multiple times and played a show in Karachi last night.
It’s certainly a positive development to witness that India-Pakistan cricket rivalry is one that keeps even global celebrities hailing from Romania and Switzerland, on the edge of their seats. Let’s hope the cricketing rivalry does not lose its riveting touch over the years and keeps on attracting international attention!