The excitement among the cricketing world is palpable as the ODI World Cup 2023 has finally arrived in India after a long 12-year wait. The tournament went underway on October 5, with a clash between England and New Zealand at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
As the world event finally returns to Indian shores after a long wait, every Indian cricket fan eagerly anticipates the Men in Blue to break their title drought and lift the coveted trophy. Among the millions of well-wishers, former Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan also expressed his heartfelt support for Team India as they gear up for their campaign in the world event.
A Glance at Dhawan’s Contributions to Indian Cricket
It is worth mentioning that Dhawan’s association with the Indian cricket team has been a long and fruitful one. He has been a significant contributor to India’s cricketing success over the years. With a whopping 10,800 international runs under his belt, Dhawan has been a stalwart for the team. Notably, he even played a pivotal role in India’s ICC Champions Trophy victory in 2013.
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Shikhar Dhawan’s special message for Team India
Although Dhawan found himself out of the national squad in recent years, his commitment to the Indian cricket team remains unwavering, and his latest message for the Indian cricket team clearly reflects the same. Even though he isn’t part of India’s ODI World Cup 2023 squad, the left-handed batter couldn’t contain his excitement and expressed his fervent desire to see India emerge as world champions.
Dhawan took to Twitter to pen a heartfelt ‘all the best message for the team and hoped for their successful campaign.
“Chak De India! Let’s paint the world blue, boys! All the best on your World Cup journey. Bring that trophy home! #TeamIndia #WorldCup2023,” wrote Dhawan.
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) October 5, 2023
The message from Dhawan not only reflects his enduring love for the game but also his deep-rooted connection with the Indian cricket team. It’s also a testament to the fact that once you’ve donned the blue jersey and represented your country, the bond remains unbreakable.
India’s campaign in the ODI World Cup 2023
India’s campaign in the ODI World Cup 2023 will officially kick off on October 8, when they face off against the formidable Australian team. Rohit Sharma will lead the Men in Blue in this prestigious tournament, with stalwarts like Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya alongside other talented players in the squad. The nation’s hopes and aspirations ride high on this team.
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