Indian fans were pleasantly surprised to see Amitabh Bachchan meeting the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia.

Paris Saint-Germain took on Riyadh All-Star XI in a friendly match at the King Fahd International.

The match ended up being a thrilling encounter, with PSG winning 5-4.

Amitabh Bachchan attended the match as a chief guest and accompanied dignitaries to greet the two teams ahead of the match.

In a video, he was seen shaking hands with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

The Bollywood icon also had brief conversations with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Calling it an “incredible” experience, Amitabh Bachchan wrote:

“An evening in Riyadh… What an evening… Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, [Kylian] Mbappe, and Neymar are all playing together.

“And, yours truly invited guest to inaugurate the game. PSG vs Riyadh seasons. Incredible!”


Amitabh also shared pictures from his time at the match

One picture featured the actor posing with the captains and match officials before the game. Another showed Big B speaking to Cristiano Ronaldo, who recently signed for Saudi side Al-Nassr.

In reaction to his post, fellow celebrities expressed their excitement.

Replying to the post, Virat Kohli, who is a big Ronaldo fan, commented:


Neil Nitin Mukesh said: “What an iconic moment.”