'There Is Nothing Like Singing The National Anthem Before An IND-PAK Contest': Ravichandran Ashwin

'There Is Nothing Like Singing The National Anthem Before An IND-PAK Contest': Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin felt mesmerized by listening to the national anthem at the Pallekele International Stadium ahead of the clash against Pakistan

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Saturday, September 02, 2023, 05:06 PM IST
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Ravichandran Ashwin keen to see India and Pakistan head to head. | (Credits: Twitter)

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin felt mesmerized by listening to the national anthem at the Pallekele International Stadium ahead of the clash against Pakistan. The 36-year-old Test match specialist reckons it's a surreal feeling to hear the national anthem, especially ahead of India vs Pakistan match.

Both India and Pakistan posed for the national anthem before taking the field for play. The supporters from both sides also joined them in singing the anthem, while a few others were waving the flag.

Meanwhile, Ashwin took to his official Twitter handle and wrote:

"There is nothing like singing the national anthem before an #INDvsPAK contest. It’s a surreal feeling, crowd is still building up at the venue I guess."

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