Amidst massive excitement and soaring sentiments, the World Cup Opening Ceremony 2015 took place today in Christchurch, Australia. More than 1000 performers took part in the much-awaited ceremony that was broadcasted live to more than 1 billion viewers globally.

The event witnessed thousands of people jam-packed at North Hagley Park. Pakistanis performed on the famous Junoon song “Jazba Junoon” at the opening ceremony.

The World Cup will take place for the upcoming next seven weeks but before the action sets off, the obligatory song and dance numbers were essential to add fun and hype for the cricket sports fans across the world.

Take a look at the live-tweets that covered the entire event: