Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan took to social media to recreate a famous dialogue from his 1977 Bollywood blockbuster Amar Akbar Anthony to pay tribute to an epic knock played by Virat Kohli in the T20 International match against West Indies on Friday night. Virat had made scored an unbeaten 94, his highest T20I score, leading his side to successfully chase the target of 208 in 20 overs.
A cricket fan that he is, Bachchan took to Twitter to give a witty twist to a dialogue delivered by him in Amar Akbar Anthony. He wrote, “Buddy, How many times have I told you this that don’t poke Virat, don’t poke, don’t poke… But when do you listen to me? Now he’s signed the death warrant for you. Now see the face of West Indies. How much thrashing did they receive!! (With due respects to Anthony bhai, of AAA).”
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यार कितनी बार बोला मई तेरे को .. की Virat को मत छेड़ , मत छेड़ , मत छेड़ …
पन सुनताइच किधर है तुम …
अभी पर्ची लिख के दे दिया ना हाथ में !!!!
देख देख .. WI का चेहरा देख ; कितना मारा उसको , कितना मारा !!
( with due respects to Anthony bhai , of AAA ) pic.twitter.com/BypjyHdA86
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 6, 2019
Action comedy Amar Akbar Anthony had also featured Vinod Khanna and Rishi Kapoor. Bachchan had played the character of Anthony, a Christian man. In one scene (watch here), Bachchan was so drunk that he was seen talking to himself while looking at his reflection in the mirror.
His latest tweet has borrowed the lines from this particular scene.
Batting first, West Indies had set a huge target of 208 runs for India in 20 overs. Even though India’s start was disappointing as they lost their run-machine Rohit Sharma early on, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul went on to give the much-needed stability to the Indian innings. Virat was unlucky to not have completed his first-ever T20I century.