Amitabh Bachchan had an ‘incredible’ evening in Riyadh on Thursday, meeting football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The players took part in a match between PSG and the Saudi All-Star XI at the King Fahd International Stadium. On Friday morning, the Bollywood star tweeted about his special evening.
The video showed Amitabh Bachchan walking into the stadium with match officials and meeting each and every player. He exchanged greetings with Messi, Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappé, and Neymar. The sight of the actor on the field astounded the children standing next to the football stars.
Amitabh wrote on Twitter about his thoughts on the subject, “‘An evening in Riyadh’ what an evening .. Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Mbape, Neymar all playing together .. and yours truly invited guest to inaugurate the game .. PSG vs Riyadh Seasons .. Incredible !!!”
Here is the video of Amitabh Bachchan meeting Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
T 4533 – "An evening in Riyadh .. " what an evening ..
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Mbape, Neymar all playing together .. and yours truly invited guest to inaugurate the game .. PSG vs Riyadh Seasons ..
Incredible !!!#football #Ronaldo #Messi #AlNassr #SaudiArabia pic.twitter.com/fXlaw9meeV
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 20, 2023
The video he shared from the game wowed the actor’s fans. “The GOAT of Bollywood meeting the GOATs of Football world,” wrote one. “We are all proud of you Amit ji. Your modesty and your dignity are something to learn. They are so lucky shaking the hands of the best actor in the world,” wrote another.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo each scored in Paris Saint-5-4 Germain’s victory over the Saudi All-Star XI. Thursday’s game marked the 37th meeting between the two football titans and the first since 2020. It could be their final meeting on the field. Ronaldo and Messi have now scored 23 goals against each other, with Messi leading the series with 17 wins to Ronaldo’s 11.
Amitabh recently appeared in the family comedy film Uunchai alongside Anupam Kher, Parineeti Chopra, and Boman Irani. The film, directed by Sooraj Barjatya, received positive feedback from the audience. He will next be seen in The Intern, co-starring Deepika Padukone, and in Project K, co-starring Deepika Padukone and Prabhas.