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 home…
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!
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.