India and Pakistan are two of the most powerful nations in cricket, but also two historical rivals, both athletic and political.
There were 53,000 people in the Sydney stadium on which the two rivals played, but more than 1 billion viewers were gathered in front of the televisions, the BBC said.
This means that India’s winning match has become one of the most watched events in history, comparable to the World Cup football final (estimated audience of 1.3 billion viewers) and the opening of the Olympic Games (the estimated audience of 2 billion telespectators).
India won against the rivals in Pakistan and is favorites to win the World Cup in Australia. The Arena was full of Indians and Pakistani. All the hotels in the city were occupied before the game, but the atmosphere was peaceful. Moreover, the supporters of the two teams sang together, the BBC writes.