Mumbai: Abhishek Bachchan is passionate about cricket and always catches the action at home with friends and family.

This time, however, he was extremely keen to watch the Mohali semi-finals between India and Pakistan. Junior B had even obtained 10 tickets for the match but cancelled it the last moment! Why?

Because he was eager to watch it with the public in the stands and not in an elite, cloistered corner.

The star believes that the stands are where the action is the excitement, cheering, the agony and the ecstasy and the complete emotional rollercoaster. Had it been an ordinary match, he would have tried to watch the match with the public.
But with the Mohali match being a crowded affair, security would have been difficult to provide.

Friends Sunil Shetty and Apoorva Lakhia tried to persuade him to go but he refused to change his mind and instead, watched the match at home. He gave away his tickets to a close friend.

Another passionate cricket fan, Abhishek's father Amitabh Bachchan watched the match on the sets of his home production Buddha Hoga Tera Baap, directed by Puri Jagannath.