The International Cricket Council (ICC) has sparked a social media frenzy by sharing an image of Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan aka SRK alongside the ODI World Cup trophy. As anticipation mounts for the upcoming mega ICC tournament, hosted by the BCCI later this year, the trophy tour has already begun, captivating fans across the globe.
In the tweeted photo, SRK’s eyes were fixed on the ICC World Cup trophy, reaffirming his profound love for cricket. The renowned actor is not only a passionate supporter of the sport but also a proud owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders, a team in the Indian Premier League. Additionally, he holds ownership stakes in franchises across other prominent T20 leagues, including the Caribbean Premier League, Major League Cricket, and UAE’s ILT20 League.
“King Khan #CWC23 Trophy It’s nearly here …“, ICC captioned the tweet.
King Khan 🤝 #CWC23 Trophy
It’s nearly here … pic.twitter.com/TK55V3VkfA
— ICC (@ICC) July 19, 2023
Shah Rukh Khan’s unwavering support for Indian cricket has been evident over the years, with his memorable appearances in the stands, notably during the 2007 T20 World Cup Final.
The ICC Trophy Tour, a significant prelude to the event, is set to conclude on September 4, marking the triumphant return of the esteemed trophy to India.
Expressing his thoughts on the Trophy Tour, ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice said,
“The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour is an important milestone in the countdown to what will be the biggest ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup ever. This Tour will see the iconic silverware meet heads of states, launch community initiatives and support cricket development programmes in addition to visiting some of the most iconic landmarks around the globe.”
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