With just a days to go for the epic semifinal clash between India and Pakistan in the ICC World Cup at Mohali, cricket is the buzzword everywhere in the country. The cricket fever has gripped Kollywood personalities too. There is enough anxiety and expectations among the film personalities. Everyone hopes for the success of India. They wish to see Men in Blue crush Pakistan and go on to win the World Cup scaling the last peak in the finals.
Checkout what stars had to say on the fortunes of the Indian team in this edition of the coveted trophy.
According to Priyamani, 'this is one of India's most crucial matches and I'll cheer as much as I can for the Men in Blue. India is very good when it comes to chasing, so I think they should bowl first. But then, it depends on the ground conditions and the pitch.
Echoing the same, Abbas, who was part of the Kollywood cricket team, says, 'I will be before the television set. I wish we had more fighting spirit in our players. Sachin, I feel, will be the player in the semifinals because its his last edition of the World Cup.
Says Bharath, who watched all matches of this ICC World Cup live in Chennai says, ' Ashwin would make a difference. He has enough talent and is a match-winner. Raina proved his mettle in the last match and hopefully he would continue his good run in the semifinals too. '
Percussionist Sivamani says, 'I've been following India's progress in the World Cup and I am quite pleased with the way the Men in Blue have performed. With a victory against Pakistan, they would inch close to winning the trophy. Dhoni is a cool and composed captain. He can handle pressure situation with ease and ensure our players give our best'.
Music director Bharadwaj, says, 'It is a just a sport. We should be sportive. We should not get tensed and see it as a war between India and Pakistan. The team that plays better on the day is going to win. It is advantage India as they have been so far consistent in this edition of World Cup. Also this is Sachin Tendulkar's last edition of World Cup. So every players should resolve to give their best and won the trophy for him'.
Music composer Ramesh Vinayakam is eager to watch the match. He says, 'it is a biggest occasion for cricket-lovers. My sincere greetings and wishes for Team India to win. Hopefully Dhoni and his men repeat the magic of 1983. Cheers India'.
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