Curated By: Aakash Biswas
Last Updated: September 18, 2023, 14:28 IST
After capturing the Asia Cup 2023, Team India is en route to the much-awaited ICC World Cup 2023 which begins next month in India. The Men in Blue will begin their campaign against the mighty Australia in Chennai on October 8. But before locking horns in the showpiece event, the two teams will engage in a 3-match bilateral series, starting next week in Mohali.
Meanwhile on Monday, Star Sports – the official broadcaster for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 – unveiled its highly anticipated campaign as the biggest cricket festival gets underway in a couple of weeks.
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Virat Kohli, who also features in the video released by Star Sports, said he is thrilled to be part of India’s quest for another coveted title and will give his best to bring the cup home.
“The passion and unwavering support of our fans is what fuels our determination to win the World Cup. The memories of past World Cup victories, especially the iconic 2011 win, are etched in our hearts, and we want to create new memories for our fans. I am thrilled to be a part of this incredible campaign which perfectly captures the emotions of our fans, and we’re ready to give it our all to make their dreams come true,” Kohli was quoted as saying.
Apart from Virat Kohli, the World Cup campaign video also features the likes of Ravindra Jadeja, actress Shehnaaz Gill and stand-up comedian Aakash Gupta.
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The Indian cricket team has been brimming with confidence after demolishing Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup final to secure the continental title for the record eighth time.
After bundling out Sri Lanka for 50 on Sunday, Indian captain Rohit Sharma couldn’t hide his delight at the performance of his fast bowlers and said the variety they give to the team is extremely important.
“I get a lot of satisfaction when I see fast bowlers perform like this. All the captains take a lot of pride in fast bowling (at their disposal), and I am no different. We have got a fantastic set of fast bowlers,” Rohit said at the post-press conference.
“All of them have different skill sets and variations – one can bowl quick, one can swing the ball, one can get a good bounce. When you get all of these aspects in one team, it is a feel-good factor,” added Rohit.
(With PTI Inputs)