Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana, known for his versatile talents, showcased another skill that had fans dubbing him as Paul the Octopus after his uncanny prediction for the India-Sri Lanka cricket match.
Ayushmann Khurrana correctly predicts India’ win over Sri Lanka, fans call him “Paul the Octopus!”
As anticipation swirled around the much-anticipated India vs. Sri Lanka cricket clash, Ayushmann Khurrana, an avid cricket enthusiast, took to X (formerly known as Twitter) to pose a thought-provoking question, “Kya Hum aaj 300 runs se jeetna deserve karte hain?” (Do we deserve to win today by 300 runs?). Little did he know that his words would soon take on a prophetic quality as team India's performance on the field unfolded. In a spectacular display of cricketing prowess, India secured a commanding victory over Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lankan team was bowled out for a mere 55 runs, resulting in India's triumph with a staggering margin of 302 runs. In a triumphant follow-up to this astounding victory, Ayushmann Khurrana returned to X with a post that read, “who said it first?” The precision of his prediction sent fans into a frenzy, with many drawing parallels to Paul the Octopus.
Who said it first???!!! https://t.co/tXMVUeQmGm
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) November 2, 2023
For those unacquainted with the reference, Paul the Octopus achieved international fame during the FIFA World Cup in 2010 for his uncanny ability to predict match winners. The remarkable cephalopod oracle boasted an astonishing success rate of 87%.
Ayushmann Khurrana's timely and accurate prediction, mirroring the iconic Paul the Octopus, captured the imagination of cricket enthusiasts and fans alike. They showered him with praise and applause for his foresight, emphasizing the entertainment and excitement that accompany both cricket and Ayushmann's delightful predictions.
The 302-run victory by team India was indeed a momentous occasion, and Ayushmann Khurrana's prescient commentary added an extra layer of thrill and amusement to the match.
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