Executive Narendra Modi took to twitter to wish the Indian cricket group as they began their ICC World Cup 2019 crusade against South Africa at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton on Wednesday.
Giving his all the best to Virat Kohli and Co. PM Modi expressed that the competition ought to praise the soul of sportsmanship.
"As Team India starts it's Cricket World Cup venture today, all the best to the whole Team. May this competition witness great cricket and praise the soul of sportsmanship.!" tweeted PM Modi.
In the mean time, Jasprit Bumrah struck ahead of schedule to reject both South African openers as India assumed responsibility for their opening round of the World Cup on Wednesday after South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis picked to bat first.
Bumrah, the world's top-positioned one-day global bowler, had the ball dashing around on an overcast morning in Southampton as he sent back Hashim Amla for six.
Amla, who missed South Africa's past match against Bangladesh, safeguarded a conveyance with additional skip from Bumrah yet got an outside edge that was captured at second sneak past Rohit Sharma.
Bumrah then struck again in his next finished, with Quinton de Kock, who made 10, edging to captain Virat Kohli at third slip as South Africa slipped to 24 for two.