The Men’s 2023 ODI World Cup takes place in India and runs from October 5 until November 19
ICC World Cup 2023: Another world record has been achieved at the ongoing tournament, with Disney+ Hotstar revealing a new record for most viewers watching a cricket stream simultaneously.
The record was set during India’s match against New Zealand on Sunday.
Cricket World Cup 2023 – A new record was set
According to CricketWorldCup, a massive total of 4.3 crore viewers were tuned in when experienced batter Virat Kohli left the ground after being dismissed for 95 in Dharamsala. This figure has been the highest peak concurrency number achieved across all formats of cricket – beating the previous record of 3.5 crore viewers that was achieved when India took on Pakistan earlier in the tournament.
The broadcaster was thrilled to announce the new record viewership, with Disney+ Hotstar head Sajith Sivanandan paying special tribute to the fans who were tuning in.
“We want to thank our users who flocked to Disney+ Hotstar for the thrilling game between India vs. New Zealand, and helped us reset the world record for concurrent viewers for a live streaming event,” Sivanandan said.
“We served 4.3 crore concurrent viewers (43 million) at its peak during the match – a historical high and easily surpasses the 3.5 crore number (35 million) previously set for the India vs Pakistan match in the same tournament.
“As the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 enters its business end and as it grabs the attention of India increasingly, we will continue to strive towards bringing these memorable moments to our users’ screens.”
The tournament hosts won New Zealand, which means they remain the only unbeaten side at the event and alone in the tournament standings.