We’ve seen it a few times in other sporting arenas in the US as well as in other parts of the world but it was only for the second time during a cricket match that a fan popped the question at the stadium. An Indian fan took the grand occasion of the India-Pakistan World Cup 2019 game to propose to his prospective life partner. It was the one sporting event that the world was watching, and fortunately for him, the proposal was accepted.
The couple were seated amid the jam packed section of the Old Trafford stadium donning Blue jersey and cheering on the Virat Kohli led Indian cricket team. Although there is little detail available on what point of the game he chose to go down on his knee, it could well have been during the second innings when Pakistan were batting. It was a well-disguised effort as his girlfriend wasn’t really expecting it at the stadium in the middle of thousands and had no clue of his intentions.
The lucky girl herself took to Twitter to share the video of the beautiful moment. Anvita J got the biggest surprise of her life when her boyfriend decided to go down on his knees and propose marriage to her. She accepted the proposal as soon as he had pulled out the ring that was meant for her finger and they hugged each other in a happy mood. The stages couldn’t have been a bigger one with over a billion people watching and there they were, happily engaged, celebrating the moment with other fans in the crowd.
Here is the video that Anvita posted:
Not just in the stands but overall things went pretty well for the Indian supporters as the Men in Blue dominated the proceedings throughout. After being asked to bat first, Team India powered by Rohit Sharma and his opening partner KL Rahul were set up for a massive total. While Rohit got to his 24th ODI hundred Rahul also produced a half century. Skipper Virat Kohli’s 77 and a useful cameo from Hardik Pandya powered the team to 336/5 in 50 overs.
Pakistan’s response had to be really powerful for them to eclipse that target against a strong Indian bowling attack. They did get off to a good start but Imam-ul-Haq fell to a rather unlikely bowler in Vijay Shankar. Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman did stitch a partnership worth over hundred runs to lend spine to the innings but once Kuldeep Yadav tasted blood to send both of them back in the hut, it was just a catch-up act for Pakistan as they fell short of the target by 89 runs as per the DLS method.