Amitabh Bachchan and Shafaqat Ali to sing Pak Anthem and Indian national anthem respectively at Eden Gardens

Sudipta / 15 March 2016

On March 19 before the high-octane India vs Pakistan clash starts at Eden Gardens, the national anthem of India and Pakistan will be played. The Pakistani national anthem will be sung by classical singer Shafqat Amanat Ali and legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachan will sing  the India national anthem.

The match, like always, is getting special treatment from the organizer as former Pakistan great Imran Khan, Wasim Akram and Indian batting star Sachin Tendulkar were invited as Cricket Association of Bengal will facilitate them.

Earlier Shahid Afridi announced that Imran Khan and Wasim Akram were coming in India to motivate the Pakistan team the Indo-Pak match.

Pakistan have never won  against India in the World Cup or World T20. India have defeated Pakistan in World Cup six times while in T20 four times.

It is expected that India will defeat Pakistan again. Pakistan recently lost to India by five wickets. They produced a lackluster performance in Asia Cup. The scored only 83 runs. They also lost to Bangladesh.

India and Pakistan met each other in the 1992 World Cup for the first time. India defeated Pakistan in a low scoring match. In the next World Cup in India in Bangalore Pakistan lost to India in a high octane match.

Pakistan also to India in 2003 World Cup, which arguably the best ever Indo-Pak match. Pakistan also failed to win against India in 2011 and 2015 World Cup.

And in T20 Pakistan lost to India in 2007 WT20 two times, 2012 World T20, 2014 World T20. Now we have to see what happens in Eden Gardens where Pakistan have won all four matches against India.