Medium pacer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth on Monday said it was a dream come true for him to book a berth in the next month's cricket World Cup squad and a great opportunity to perform well.
"It is a dream come true for me. It is God's grace. It is really a great opportunity for me to do well," Sreesanth told PTI over phone from Goa.
Sreesanth is one of the five fast bowlers in the 15-member squad announced today for the quadrennial event beginning in the West Indies from March 13.
He reached Goa this morning along with India team, which lost to Sri Lanka in Rajkot by five runs yesterday. The next one-dayer will be played on Wednesday and the fourth and final ODI will be played at Visakhapatnam on Saturday.
"I am focussing on the next two games against the Sri Lankans," said, Sreesanth, the second Kerala player after Tinu Yohannan to don the Indian colours.
On India's chances in the World Cup, he said the team had picked up its performance in recent matches.
"We are confident of putting up a good performance in the World Cup. At the moment, India is doing very well. As a unit, we are performing well and we will put in our best."
Sreesanth's father Shanthakumaran said, "I was tense after the Rajkot match yesterday but I was confident that my son would be in the team.
"We had been to the temple in the morning and our neighbours too had gone to the temple to pray for Sreesanth's selection," he added.