By Diti Shah (IndiaFM News Bureau)
Blue fever is infecting the nation once again! As the ICC Cricket
World Cup 2007 kicks off today, India-XI gears up to play the game.
Cricket fanatics kneel down and pray. But Bollywood baadshahs believe in
much more than prayers …determination, optimism and total action!
Read on, as Bollywood-XI shows India how to get the trophy
Aamir Khan: I think India will win the World Cup. I want to tell our
team…Go out there and show the world what we are made of. Give it your
Jackie Shroff: I am looking forward to a few good matches, especially
Australia and India. Australia of course is a champ. But some of the
Australian players are injured like Bret Lee is injured. Australia is a little
shaken up. So if India plays like a team we can definitely win. England is
on a high with Monty Panesar. It seems that he is amazing. South Africa is
undeterred and Pakistan is also very passionate about the game. India has
to play as a team… Agar chipak ke khelega, toh Cup leke ayega!
Ravi Kishan: Australia recently lost a series to New Zealand. The
biggest kaata to India was Aussies. This time Australia is weaker so India
must win. If this time India doesn’t win, then they will never again win the
World Cup. My wishes are with the team and my favourite players are
Sachin, dada (Sourav Ganguly), Dravid, and Dhoni. But I think they have
to be really aggressive. So I hope they concentrate and remain in a totally
aggressive mood this time…not in the typical Indian mood namastey ji,
pehle aap - pehle aap! Just attack, conquer, and come back.
Isha Kopikkar: I will definitely be supporting the Indian cricket team. I
just hope they play well. I like Sachin Tendulkar, he is a one-man army. I
just want to tell our team not to be overconfident, not to party much after
the matches, and well… chak de phatte!
Rajpal Yadav: My favourite teams are India, India and India! I think
India will win the World Cup one hundred percent. Virendra Sehwag is the
best player we have and he will prove his worth. I also like Sachin
Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. If our team plays
with full confidence, then success is guaranteed!
Kunal Kapoor: Team India is obviously my favourite. Apart from India is
India. Nobody else is even remotely a favourite. I just want India to win the
World Cup. I’m really looking forward to watch Sourav Ganguly.
Jiah Khan: I will certainly watch the World Cup matches this time. Rahul
Dravid is my favourite cricketer! I hope and pray for India to win because I
think India’s chances of winning the Cup this time are very high.
Sanjay Suri: I enjoy watching cricket. I am surely looking forward to the
World Cup because I love watching it but I really can’t play the game. I
play a cricket coach in my next film, but then I’m an actor! From team
India I like Dravid, Ganguly, Kumble and Dhoni. I really hope India wins
the Cup. Say Salaam India!
Milan Luthria: I am a big cricket fan. I used to play cricket as a child and I
have been a sportsman all my life. We played a game about two weeks ago
– Directors 11 versus Cameramen 11. And I almost got a hattrick. I got
two wickets in two balls but I didn’t get the third one! And then we played
a match against Fed Ex recently, in which I got out on the second ball! I’m
looking forward to the World Cup especially to watch Tendulkar, and
Sreesanth, I think he has a lot of attitude! I think we possibly have the best
chance of winning out of any other team. All our heroes are in form, so I
am sure we will win.
Minissha Lamba: I want to wish team India all the very best. More than
winning or losing the cup, it is a celebration of the game of cricket for the
world. So we must partake in it as well!
Tusshar Kapoor: I don’t know anything about cricket. But I think it is
amazing that our team has been performing so well of late. And I hope that
continues for the World Cup. I think the Indian cricket team is the pride of
the country. Cricket is what places us on an international level. So I wish
our team all the best! I am no one to give advice but I hope our team keeps
their fighting spirit going.