Balaji had predicted that England, Australia, India and New Zealand would be the semi-finalists.
Mumbai: After India lost to New Zealand in their semi-final match by 18-runs, more than 1.3 billion fans were left heartbroken as India lost another chance to reach the finals for the second time after the 2015 World Cup exit from the semis.
Dhoni and Jadeja stitched a 116-runs partnership to keep India’s hopes of lifting their third trophy alive. However, in the end the duo's efforts failed as the duo got dismissed in quick successions, only to leave the match in New Zealand’s control.
Nevertheless, an astrologer in the name of Balaji Haasan had predicted India’s semi-final loss to New Zealand six months prior to the start of the World cup.
Balaji had predicted that England, Australia, India and New Zealand would be the semi-finalists. He also said that India would face either New Zealand or England in the semis, but this time a new team would win the World Cup. And, that team will be New Zealand. Balaji stated that New Zealand will be the 2019 World Cup winner, while Kane Williamson will be the Man of the series.
In a video Balaji said, "This is a difficult question. We are just predicting and the rest lies with fate. The 2019 World Cup is taking place in England and the semi-finalists could be India, Australia, New Zealand and England. India and New Zealand or India and England could play against each other. However, someone new will win, like New Zealand.
There is a high chance of New Zealand winning the world cup and Kane Williamson could be crowned as the Man of the series'. There may be a lot of predictions from a lot of people but my prediction is that New Zealand is the winner and Kane Williamson is the 'Man of the series'."
Actor R Madhavan who came across the video, was totally stunned by Balaji’s predictions after all his predictions came true. After Madhavan watched the video, he said, he never came across such thing before.