It was a spectacle that took place at the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad ahead of the fourth and final Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test.
Not only were the two PMs of India and Australia present, but they also did a lap around the ground in a special vehicle to celebrate the friendship between the two nations due to cricket.
But amid all of this, what stole the show was a picture. A frame that featured Modi, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli. The frame was clicked during the national anthem ahead of the game.
Following a traditional song and dance, the captains of both teams – Rohit Sharma and Steve Smith – were also presented with their Test caps by their respective prime ministers. As Rohit arrived at the stage, PM Modi shook his hand and presented him with the Test cap, following which the latter also greeted Smith.
The Rohit Sharma-led Indian team requires a win to secure a berth in the World Test Championship final, that takes place between June 7-11 at The Oval. Australia have already qualified for the final with a win in Indore Test last week.
There were speculations over the Indian playing XI ahead of the final Test of the series with many fans and former cricketers debating on whether India might take the field with an extra batter; however, Rohit and the team management decided to put their faith in the existing combination for the all-important final Test of the series.