After securing victory in the Asia Cup 2023, Team India is now setting its sights on the eagerly awaited ICC World Cup 2023, which is set to commence next month in India. The Men in Blue will kick off their World Cup campaign against formidable opponents, Australia, in Chennai on October 8. However, before their clash in the marquee event, the two teams will engage in a 3-match bilateral series, scheduled to start next week in Mohali.
On Monday, Star Sports, the official broadcaster for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, unveiled its highly anticipated campaign as the cricketing world gears up for the biggest cricketing festival in a couple of weeks.
In a video released by Star Sports, Virat Kohli, a key figure in the campaign, expressed his excitement about being part of India’s quest for another coveted World Cup title. He pledged to give his best to bring the trophy home and acknowledged the unwavering support and passion of Indian cricket fans.
Virat Kohli stated, “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.”
Ready to cheer India to their 3rd title?
Tune-in to #WorldCuponStar
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) September 18, 2023
The World Cup campaign video also features other notable figures such as Ravindra Jadeja, actress Shehnaaz Gill, and stand-up comedian Aakash Gupta. The Indian cricket team is riding high on confidence after their resounding victory over Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup final, securing the continental title for a record eighth time.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma expressed his satisfaction with the performance of his fast bowlers after bundling out Sri Lanka for a mere 50 runs in the final. He emphasized the importance of the variety and skill sets the fast bowlers bring to the team, including speed, swing, and bounce. Rohit praised the collective prowess of his fast bowling unit and the positive impact it has on the team’s confidence and morale