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'This India Team Now Has What's Called...': Here's What Sanjay Manjrekar Is Proud Of Over World Cup Win Over The West Indies

Written By Ankit Prasad | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Sanjay Manjrekar has expressed his pride over a particular facet of India's win over the West Indies at the World Cup
  • The 90s cricketer and current commentator says this Team India has 'swag' even at the world's biggest stage
  • India is still undefeated at the World Cup, with hosts England to come next

Sanjay Manjrekar's views on the ongoing Cricket World Cup aren't exactly nebulous - he's the main commentator for anyone watching in India and has been a mainstay as Team India has maintained its unbeaten record at the World Cup thus far. 

During Thursday's decimation of the West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester, Manjrekar got a little nostalgic, especially given the incredible on-ground support the team has garnered at all its matches. At one point, he spoke about how there was nothing new about this following - that fans had travelled with Team India for decades now - just that the outlook and expectations had changed from the 90s when they'd generally return disappointed.

Continuing with his views on the upturn in India's cricketing fortunes since then, in the context of the West Indies win, Manjrekar has said that India now has 'swag' - informal for swagger.

Coming to the specifics, Manjrekar said:

His fellow commentator Harsha Bhogle also echoed Manjrekar's views about the support for Team India, as well as the performance:

India beat the Windies by a massive 125 runs. Having batted first, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya contributed to India setting up a total of 268/7 in their fifty overs.

In reply, the Windies kept losing wickets without anyone really managing to make an impression on the scorecard. They were dismissed for 143 in just 34 overs with Mohammed Shami bagging 4 wickets.

India next face hosts England in Birmingham on June 30.

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