The fans of Team India started their ICC World Cup 2019 campaign on a high by registering a convincing 6-wicket win over South Africa in Southampton on June 5. The Indian team has been termed as favorites to win the tournament along with hosts England and defending and five-time champions Australia.
Currently, the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) are trying to increase their fan base in India and they are assuring that by getting involved with cricket as well. Recently, WWE India uploaded a video, after Team India got the better of South Africa in their first encounter of the tournament. In the video, the reigning WWE Champion Kofi Kingston sending across a very lovely message to the Indian team and its members. He mentioned the names of skipper Virat Kohli and former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni.
The message in the video read, “This is your WWE Champion here Kofi Kingston with a very important message for the Boys in Blue. That’s right – Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni and the rest of Team India. I want to wish you the utmost luck in the ICC Cricket World Cup, baby! Do it!”
— WWE (@WWEIndia) June 5, 2019
While batting first, Proteas only managed to score 227 runs thanks to contributions from Chris Morris, Faf du Plessis and JP Duminy with the bat. But they failed to do much of an impact owing to Yuzvendra Chahal picking four wickets, while Bumrah assisted ably. Though Team India lost two early wickets in the chase, that of Dhawan and Kohli; Rohit Sharma scored 122*while receiving support from KL Rahul and MS Dhoni, where Hardik Pandya put on the finishing touches.
India will now be locking horns with Australia in their next World Cup match this Sunday and South Africa, with three losses in three matches, will face West Indies on June 10.