Team India reached England for the all-important World Cup 2019. Virat Kohli has an important message for the Indian fans.
The World Cup ain’t any random tournament. It’s a festival for all the cricket fanatics around the world. It evokes a lot of emotions and excitement among the fans.
Team India, who have won the World Cup in 1983 and 2011, would be looking to extend their success as they look to bring home the World Cup for the third time.
In the latest update, Team India have successfully landed in England as they take a group photograph before the official campaign.
Here’s our article highlighting the buzz surrounding Team India, Team India’s press conference before World Cup 2019, and Twitter reactions from the players.
Virat Kohli and Co. have reached England with tons of expectations and pressure. The critics, fans, supporters, haters alike have been amounting a lot of pressure on these 15 gentlemen, who are representing India in the showpiece event.
In the last World Cup, Team India had reached the semi-finals, but couldn’t get through the red hot Australians. However, this time around they have a better bowling attack.
Considered as one of the favorites alongside Team England, Team India carry a lot of momentum in the World Cup 2019 as compared to the previous World Cup.
— BCCI (@BCCI) May 21, 2019
THE PRESS CONFERENCE
Before boarding the flight, Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli addressed the media as they highlighted some important points, and shared an important message for the Indian fans.
Virat assures that the team is going into the World Cup feeling balanced and confident. He claims that all the players are in great form, fresh off the IPL. However, handling pressure, according to him would be the most important thing in the tournament.
The gaps between games are crucial for the team to regroup, and he feels it’s good as the players won’t feel exhausted.
This edition, according to Virat would be the most challenging with regard to the format in which it is going to be played.
Focusing on their own strengths has been the mantra chanted and preached by Virat. He absolutely believes in focusing on preparations, and intensity rather than the oppositions.
Ravi Shastri voiced out his opinion on the bowling unit, calling it an experienced one. Besides that, he also exclaimed how each bowler compliments with one another and keeps the pressure going.
Ravi Shastri acknowledged the fact that there is no room for complacency in this highly competitive tournament.
The press conference sends a certain message across the cricketing fraternity. It clearly shows this Indian team doesn’t entertain or give importance to any kind of external pressure or distraction.
TWITTER REACTIONS BY PLAYERS
Many Indian players such as Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, etc. took to Social Media to express their excitement going into the World Cup.
Here are some of the tweets by the players.
Jet set World Cup ✈️ 🏟 😁 pic.twitter.com/K6FNvxxmbs
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) May 21, 2019
Off to England ✈️🇮🇳 🏆 pic.twitter.com/6558L313TT
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) May 21, 2019
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) May 22, 2019
All geared up for the #CWC19.
Off we go ✈✈ pic.twitter.com/HksXo2YNqE
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) May 21, 2019
As the Indian cricket team leaves for the World Cup, we let our biased emotions take over and cheer for them. We wish the Men in Blue, all the very best for their World Cup 2019 campaign.
Do check out our latest article on the top 5 moments for World Cup 1999.
Lakshman is an 18-year-old cricket fanatic. Just like millions of fans, his love for cricket is unparalleled. He has a passion for writing, and his emotion for the sport can be seen in his words.