PM Narendra Modi wishes Indian team best of luck for World Cup

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New Delhi | Published: February 13, 2015 8:20:59 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished the Indian cricket team the very best for the cricket World Cup...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished the Indian cricket team the very best for the cricket World Cup which begins in Australia and New Zealand from Saturday.

Modi conveyed his best wishes to each and every player of the 15-member Indian World Cup squad in a series of tweets.

“As the 2015 Cricket World Cup begins, my best wishes to the Indian Cricket Team. Khelo Dil Se, World Cup Laao Phir Se.”

“My best wishes to captain cool @msdhoni. Play hard, lead well & make India proud. Knowing you, I am sure you will,” the PM said in his first two tweets.

Wishing the very best to star batsman Virat Kohli, Modi wrote, “I wish our flamboyant vice captain @imVkohli the very best for the upcoming campaign. The entire nation has a lot of hopes on him.

“Best wishes @SDhawan25! Give India a wonderful start every time you step on the pitch. Score many many runs, we are all there to cheer you.

The only batsman to score 2 double centuries in ODIs, @ImRo45’s talent has millions of fans. Make us proud once again!,” the PM tweeted wishing luck to openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma.

Following are the other tweets by Modi for the Indian players:

Akinkya Rahana: “I wish you the very best my young friend jinkyarahane88. Have a wonderful World Cup. Make the most of this great opportunity.”

Suresh Raina: “Suresh Raina has always been agile on the field & hard-hitting with the bat. Hit them out of the park, including the bouncers 🙂 @ImRaina.”

Ambati Rayudu: “Have a great tournament @RayuduAmbati. I am sure you will keep the runs coming & play a key role in the tournament.”

Ravindra Jadeja: “Who is not a fan of Sir Jadeja? We all look forward to seeing your all round performances take India to victory! @imjadeja.”

R Ashwin: “I am sure your spin blowing will surprise the batsman & give us victory. Play well @Ashwinravi99! My good wishes.”

Axar Patel: “The young Axar Patel can trick the batsmen with his sharp spin & bounce. Give your best & play without pressure!.”

Bhuvneshwar Kumar: “Best of luck @BhuviOfficial! Swing every match in our favour. Your breakthroughs will determine how fast we will win those matches!”

Mohit Sharma: “Our young fast bowler Mohit Sharma can bowl a great line & length. He is a great asset to the team. Best of luck.”

Mohammad Shami: “I wish my young & extremely talented friend, Mohammed Shami the very best for the World Cup. Play well & get those wickets.”

Stuart Binny: Stuart Binny’s recent all round performances have impressed all. We wish him all the best for the World Cup.”

Umesh Yadav: “Good luck @y_umesh. Bowl out the batsmen with your impressive speed & reverse swing.”

India open their World Cup campaign on Sunday against arch-rivals Pakistan in what promises to be a high-voltage contest.

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