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Global pop icon Dua Lipa is all set to perform at the closing ceremony of the Cricket World Cup 2023. The final match will be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. India and Australia will be facing each other for the final match of the tournament. While tensions are high, the closing ceremony promises to be a star-studded affair. 

The official broadcasters of the World Cup – Star Sports – announced the same on X (formerly Twitter). They posted a video of Dua taking some fun questions from Indian and New Zealand cricketers and wrote in the caption: “The Pitch is perfect as @DUALIPA joins the @cricketworldcup spectacle taking questions from @klrahul @ShubmanGil #KaneWilliamson @dazmitchell47 & about the song she`d perform at the #CWC23 closing ceremony.”

Ahead of the India vs New Zealand semi final match, cricketers Shubman Gill, KL Rahul and Kane Williamson engaged in a candid conversation with global pop icon Dua Lipa with both of them asking her some strange questions which actually caught her a bit off-guard. Just before the crucial match, K L Rahul asked her about her favourite jersey number, while Shubham Gill asked her what song would she pick if she were to perform at a cricket match.

KL told her: “Jersey numbers are really important to us players. So my jersey number is one because I feel I must be number one at whatever I do, and win.”

Liking KL’s reasoning, she said: “I really like that. KL, if I had to pick a number then I’d say 22. It is my lucky number.”

Shubman Gill however threw an ultimate curveball, asking Dua which song from her catalogue would she use, if she were to perform at both the beginning and the end of ICC World Cup 2023 closing ceremony.

Taken somewhat aback by this question, Dua nonetheless answered by saying: “I think because it is a sporting event, I’d have to go with ‘Physical’ because it is only fitting. And then ‘One Kiss’ always seems to go well at matches. Then there are also some of my new songs.”

She was also asked about her favourite song by Kane Williamson. In response, she said: “I think it really changes, night after night. Obviously ‘Levitating’, and ‘Don’t Start Now’, and ‘Physical’ are songs that are a lot of fun performing. But then I’d say that my favourites from my last tour have to be ‘Pretty Please’, and ‘Love Again’. Those were really fun ones.”

Currently Dua`s latest track `Houdini`, which is a disco-inspired sound and features several iconic dance moves has now gone viral on the net. Following its success, this track has now become a ‘global chartbuster’, and it was able to garner 27 million views in just five days.

For fans of both Dua Lipa and cricket everywhere, this was indeed a special moment as it saw giants from two different fields coming face to face with one another.

The World Cup airs of Star Sports and Disney+ Hotstar.

(with inputs from IANS)





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