- Nasima Akter
Team India Parties with Superstar N.T. Rama Rao Jr.
After ending their latest ODI series with a blast, the Indian cricketers travelled to Hyderabad for the three-match ODI series against New Zealand. When they arrived in the city, the team was seen partying with none other than Telugu actor N. T. Rama Rao Jr. (NTR Jr.)
According to reports, N. T. Rama Rao Jr. had hosted Team India in Hyderabad following the success of the film RRR at the Golden Globe Awards.
Fans were quick to share photos of the party. Though there is no confirmation of who took the group photos, they went viral.
In one photo, NTR Jr can be seen with the players in an indoor location, while the second photo shows the group at an outside event. Some of the players in the pictures were Team India's Yuzvendra Chahal, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, and Shardul Thakur.
In addition to group photos shared by the fans, there were also photos shared by the players. One player who got a photo with N.T.R. Jr was Yuzevendra Chahal. Yuzvendra Chahal was ecstatic with the meet and even got a written message with a signature from the Telugu star for his wife Dhanashree.
Another player who got a photo with the star was India's premier batter, Suryalumar Yadav. Yadav shared a photo of him and the actor on Instagram with a lovely message for NTR Jr, and the actor replied with a good luck message for the game.
NTR Jr was not the only actor to meet with the Indian cricketers. Reports say that Indian actor Ram Charan also met with some of Team India's players. Additionally, when Ram Charan and his father, Megastar Chiranjeevi, met with some cricket team members, actor Allu Arjun and his brother Allu Sirish were also present.
It is unclear how the stars met the players as official information has not been released. However, it was confirmed that Ram Charan and N.T.R. Jr met some of the cricket team on separate occasions, on January 17 in Hyderabad.
Reportedly, N.T.R. Jr and Ram Charan had recently returned after a successful visit to the US. At the time of their return, it was the Sankranthi holidays. Sources say that the actors thought it was a wonderful idea to catch up with some of their cricket idols.
N.T.R. Jr and Ram Charan are Indian actors who starred in the 2022 historical fiction movie RRR. Recently, the blockbuster won the prestigious Golden Globe Award in the Best Original Song category for the song Naatu Naatu.
This meeting with the two actors was not the first time a celebrity was seen with players from Team India. At the end of December, Hardik Pandya shared a photo of him and his brother posing with famous Kannada actor Yash. Yash is a pan-Indian star that gained recognition with the mega success of the KGF film franchise.
Recently, India made ODI history with an outstanding score of 317 runs in the final ODI match against Sri Lanka. This is the first time any team has won a men's ODI by over 300 runs. Now, India is playing against New Zealand in an ODI series that will happen on January 18, 21, and 24.