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"Win The Match And The Hearts...": PM Modi Wishes Team India The Best As Virat Kohli And Co Begin Their World Cup 2019 Campaign Against South Africa

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Published:

Team India began their World Cup campaign on Wednesday as they take on South Africa at The Rose Bowl in Southampton. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken to Twitter to extend best wishes to the 'Men in Blue' as they begin their World Cup journey today. 

He further wrote "may this tournament witness good cricket and celebrate the spirit of sportsmanship. PM Modi asked the Indian squad to not only win the match but also the hearts.

"Win the match and the hearts," he wrote in his tweet. 

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Earlier, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted to best wish to skipper Virat Kohli and Team India for the opener in the 2019 Cricket World Cup. 

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India-led by Virat Kohli are up against South African team-led by Faf du Plessis. At the time of publishing the story, South Africa won the toss and is batting against India, in which pacer Jasprit Bumrah in his 50th ODI, has removed South Africa's dangerous openers Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla. 

Team India XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni (w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

South Africa XI: Quinton de Kock (w), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis (c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi.

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