Cricket is the most popular sport in India and World Cup the biggest trophy. So, when these two things merge, each and every Indian wants the men in blue to win the trophy.
With the ICC World Cup 2015 set to begin from tomorrow, 14th Of February, Narendra Modi, India's Prime Minister, took to Twitter to wish the team, each and every single member, luck for the mega event.
Below are the series of tweets, which Modi with his Twitter handle, @narendramodi posted on the social networking site.
His first tweet was directed to the Indian cricket team in general, after which, it was followed by players of the team, which made those tweets even look more special.
"As the 2015 Cricket World Cup begins, my best wishes to the Indian Cricket Team. खेलो दिल से, वर्ल्ड कप लाओ फिर से!"
How many country's Prime Minister would tweet individual players? Some PM's around the world would wish their nation all the best for the games, but very rarely would they tweet to the fellow players of the team as well.
"My best wishes to captain cool @msdhoni. Play hard, lead well & make India proud. Knowing you, I am sure you will."
It is not only ardent fans of Indian cricket, but also the PM, who seems to be a big fan of Virat Kohli, who is going to be the most important player of the India team.
The Indian team will depend on his services with the bat and should he fire, India could retain the World Cup title, which they won in the last edition of the competition in 2011.
"I wish our flamboyant vice captain @imVkohli the very best for the upcoming campaign. The entire nation has a lot of hopes on him."
The PM then went on to wish the rest of the top order batsmen.
"Best wishes @SDhawan25! Give India a wonderful start every time you step on the pitch. Score many many runs, we are all there to cheer you."
"The only batsman to score 2 double centuries in ODIs, @ImRo45's talent has millions of fans. Make us proud once again!"
"I wish you the very best my young friend @ajinkyarahane88. Have a wonderful World Cup. Make the most of this great opportunity."
The Indian PM seems to be a keen follower of Indian cricket, which can be justified with his tweet with the cheeky mention of 'Hit them out of the park, including the bouncers :) @ImRaina'.
Bowlers around the world are aware of the left handed batsmen's weakness while facing the short pitched delivery. He needs to find a way to get over it, as he is one batsman, who on his day can take the attack to the opposition and even score off good balls.
"Suresh Raina has always been agile on the field & hard-hitting with the bat. Hit them out of the park, including the bouncers :) @ImRaina"
"Have a great tournament @RayuduAmbati. I am sure you will keep the runs coming & play a key role in the tournament."
Modi is also aware of the importance of all-rounders in the competition. India would depend on Ravindra Jadeja, Stuart Binny and Axar Patel.
"Who is not a fan of Sir Jadeja? We all look forward to seeing your all round performances take India to victory! @imjadeja"
"Stuart Binny's recent all round performances have impressed all. We wish him all the best for the World Cup."
"The young Axar Patel can trick the batsmen with his sharp spin & bounce. Give your best & play without pressure!"
Talking about the bowling department, which is India's weak link in the competition, they need to come up with decent performances. Bowlers such as Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohit Shrma and co are talented but they need to play top notch cricket, if they are to win the competition and include the 2015 World Cup title to their resume.
"Best of luck @BhuviOfficial! Swing every match in our favour. Your breakthroughs will determine how fast we will win those matches!"
"Our young fast bowler Mohit Sharma can bowl a great line & length. He is a great asset to the team. Best of luck."
"I wish my young & extremely talented friend, Mohammed Shami the very best for the World Cup. Play well & get those wickets."
"Good luck @y_umesh. Bowl out the batsmen with your impressive speed & reverse swing."
"I am sure your spin bowling will surprise the batsman & give us victory. Play well @Ashwinravi99! My good wishes."
India play their first match against Pakistan on 15 February at the Adelaide Oval.