Ahmedabad October 15 2023: More fans than ever before were glued to their screens at the one time as India defeated Pakistan in their highly-anticipated clash at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
The blockbuster match between India and Pakistan broke the record for having the most viewers watching a cricket stream at one time according to Disney+ Hotstar.
The broadcaster has reported that a new ‘peak concurrency’ record was set during the clash between the Cricket World Cup hosts and their arch-rivals with 3.5 crore viewers tuning in.
The total number of fans watching the stream at one time surpasses the 2.8 crore that watched the same two teams meet at the recent Asia Cup, and the 2.1 crore that watched India against Sri Lanka in the final of the same tournament.
The India and Pakistan clash in Ahmedabad at the Cricket World Cup marked a watershed moment for the platform and for digital sports viewership across the country.
"We would like to thank all the fans who tuned in to watch the India-Pakistan match on Disney+ Hotstar,” said Sajith Sivanandan, Head of Disney+ Hotstar India.
“Your love for the game is what made it possible for Disney+ Hotstar to achieve the remarkable concurrency number of 3.5 crore viewers.
“As the cricketing rivalries continue, we'll continue to honour our commitment towards delivering an unmatched viewing experience to all our users.
“We look forward to many more such experiences as the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup unfolds."