Kolkata: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan's soulful rendition of national anthem gave goosebumps to entire country and set the perfect mood for the high voltage event.
However, social media reports claiming Amitabh Bachchan charged Rs 4 crores for his presence in the match and to sing the national anthem invited unexpected criticism to the veteran actor.
Thankfully, CAB President and former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has put all the rumours to the rest.
Ganguly went on the record to say that Big B didn't take a dime to sing the national anthem at Eden Gardens.
"Bachchan is one and only, a special person. I am eternally grateful to him," Ganguly was quoted as saying to Anand Bazaar Patrika.
"Can you ever imagine someone paying Rs 30 lakhs of his own pocket to perform? He booked his own flight, bought his own tickets and even paid the hotel bills. I literally begged him to take some money but he said that I am doing it for love and there is no question of money being involved," he added.
India beat Pakistan by six wickets at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday night.