World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) renowned superstar, Drew McIntyre, has extended his warm wishes to the captain of the Indian cricket team, Rohit Sharma, and his brigade as they gear up for the 2023 ODI World Cup. The tournament is set to commence in India this Thursday.
Recently, the wrestling world and cricket enthusiasts were in for a delightful surprise when a photograph of McIntyre donning the Team India jersey made rounds on various social media platforms. The shared enthusiasm for the sport became even more evident when, on Wednesday, McIntyre took to his official social media account, sharing another image of himself clad in the Indian cricket colors.
His caption expressed his heartfelt support: "Good luck to @ImRo45 and the rest of his team as India prepares to host the Cricket World Cup 🇮🇳." McIntyre's admiration for India was palpable as he continued, “The love and hospitality India showers upon me during my visits are unparalleled 💙 #CWC23”.
Good luck to @ImRo45 and the rest of his team as India get ready to host the Cricket World Cup 🇮🇳
The hospitality and love you show me every time I’m there is amazing 💙#CWC23 pic.twitter.com/UUq5hwYVTC — Drew (@DMcIntyreWWE) October 4, 2023
World Cup 2023 Begins
The much-anticipated 2023 World Cup will kick off with a high-voltage game between the defending champions, England, and 2019's close contenders, New Zealand.
The match is slated at the grand Narendra Modi Stadium located in Ahmedabad. Meanwhile, the Indian squad will commence their World Cup journey with a face-off against Australia, set to take place at Chennai's iconic MA Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday.
Rohit Sharma, leading the Indian contingent, shared his aspirations and dreams during the Captain's Day event. "Every leader aims for distinctive achievements for their homeland. Winning the 50-over World Cup has always been a dream of mine," expressed Sharma, engaging in a candid conversation with Ravi Shastri.
Sharma, on learning about the recent trend of host nations clinching the ODI World Cup title, remarked, "I'm not overly pondering about it. The trend was evident in the previous three World Cups. Yet, our aim is to play our finest cricket, relish the championship, and embrace it step by step. In such extended tournaments, staying grounded and concentrating on the immediate task is vital."