Bollywood stars wish Indian cricket team the best !

By Diti Shah (IndiaFM News Bureau)

imageBlue 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

best shot!

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.