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Best wishes for Indian cricket team : PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday conveyed his best wishes to Indian cricket team and said that he was looking forward to "cheering" the team.

delhi Updated: Feb 17, 2011 20:08 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday conveyed his best wishes to Indian cricket team and said that he was looking forward to "cheering" the team.

"I am looking forward to cheering our cricket team and hope that they perform magnificently in the World Cup", he said in his best wishes message to Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the team.

Singh had said on Wednesday that he hoped Indian team would be able win the coveted trophy.

On what he thought about India's chances in the World Cup, Singh had said "I am one with the wishes of my countrymen and countrywomen, I think that India should win this World Cup.

Singh made the remarks during an interaction with televisions editors at his residence.

Asked whether he had any favourite player, the Prime Minister said "Well I wouldn't like to say or choose among the players but there is no doubt that I have some preferences which I would not like to mention".

The cricket World Cup, co-hosted by India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, will begin from February 19 with India taking on Bangladesh in Mirpur. The opening ceremony of the mega-event was held in Dhaka on Thursday.