Baritone Voice for ‘Big match’

Amitabh as a cricketer. Picture: File

New Delhi: An India vs Pakistan match is never short of drama and to add to that intensity for the World Cup encounter at the Adelaide Oval on February 15 will be India’s most iconic film personality – Amitabh Bachchan.

According to a report in a leading english daily, Amitabh will join India’s 1983 World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev and cricket expert Harsha Bhogle as the commentary team for the much-awaited match of the showpiece event.

The newspaper quoted film-maker R. Balki confirming the news. He said that Amitabh’s commentary debut will double as promotion for his movie Shamitabh, besides exciting millions on both sides of the border.

“Mr Bachchan’s voice is the star of my film Shamitabh. The plot revolves around the baritone. There’s nothing that Mr. Bachchan’s voice can’t do. I think two voices, Lata Mangeshkar and Amitabh Bachchan, unite India and Pakistan better than anything else.” says Balki.