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ODI World Cup 2023: Fans' unwavering support fuels determination to win, says resolute Virat Kohli

Cricket icon Virat Kohli and Team India are gearing up for the upcoming ODI World Cup with a burning desire to fulfill the dreams of passionate Indian fans.

Cricket ODI World Cup 2023: Fans' unwavering support fuels determination to win, says resolute Virat Kohli osf
First Published Sep 18, 2023, 6:21 PM IST

Virat Kohli, a celebrated figure in cricket, expressed his team's unwavering commitment to fulfilling the dreams of Indian fans once again in the upcoming ODI World Cup, which will take place on home soil. India has previously clinched the World Cup twice, with their most recent victory occurring in 2011, during a joint hosting effort by India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India secured a historic six-wicket win against Sri Lanka at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.

Now, after a 12-year wait, Kohli is eager to capture the title, having narrowly missed out on victories in the 2015 and 2019 editions held in Australia-New Zealand and England, respectively.

Kohli expressed, "The passion and steadfast support of our fans serve as the driving force behind our determination to secure the World Cup. The cherished memories of previous World Cup triumphs, particularly the iconic 2011 victory, are etched in our hearts, and we aspire to create new moments for our loyal supporters."

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He added, "I am delighted to be a part of this remarkable campaign that beautifully encapsulates our fans' emotions. We are fully prepared to exert every effort to transform their aspirations into reality."

Ravindra Jadeja, an all-rounder, echoed Kohli's sentiments, saying, "As a cricketer, there is no greater motivation than knowing that millions of fans are firmly behind you, passionately cheering for your success."

He continued, "This campaign reflects the profound passion and fervor of our fans to witness Team India triumph. It is a journey we embark on collectively with the entire nation, and we are resolute in our determination to make our fans proud with our on-field performances."

India is set to commence their World Cup campaign against Australia in Chennai on October 8th.

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