The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah on Tuesday presented South Indian Superstar Rajnikanth with a golden ticket ahead of the ODI World Cup set to be hosted by India. The BCCI gave Sachin Tendulkar and Amitabh Bachchan golden tickets earlier.
Rajnikanth was credited by BCCI as ‘The Phenomenon Beyond Cinema’ in a social media post shared on Tuesday.
“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 World Cup 2023 as our distinguished guest and will light up the biggest cricketing spectacle with his presence,” the rest of the social media post read.
The BCCI uses golden tickets as a promotional method for the showpiece event it is hosting, and the recipients are given VIP treatment during the World Cup match. The 13th International One Day World Cup is scheduled to be started on October 5, 2023.