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Cricket Legends and Former Stars Back India’s Quest for World Cup Glory

India is all set to face Australia in the highly awaited World Cup final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad today. Former cricketing icons and legends from both countries have shared their thoughts and predictions ahead of this monumental clash, with a clear majority backing the Men in Blue to emerge victorious.

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, who is no stranger to leading his team to the World Cup final, has expressed his confidence in India’s current form. Ganguly emphasized the importance of India continuing to play the brand of cricket that has brought them success throughout the tournament. “India is looking smashing at the moment. If India continues to play like they have in the tournament so far, it will be tough to stop them,” Ganguly stated.

Former head coach Ravi Shastri, who closely observed India’s journey in the tournament, echoed Ganguly’s sentiments. Shastri believes that the Indian team, which has been performing exceptionally well, doesn’t need to change anything in their approach. “India will win the World Cup. They will start playing in the World Cup final as the favorites. Every Indian cricketer is performing well in the tournament, which is a great sign,” Shastri confidently declared.

Ashok Dinda, the former Indian speedster, went a step further, labeling India as “unbeatable” due to their remarkable performances in all three aspects of the game: batting, bowling, and fielding. “India has dominated all their 10 matches in the tournament,” Dinda emphasized.

Even former Australian cricketer Michael Bevan acknowledged India’s prowess, calling them “clear favorites” for the World Cup victory. Bevan, however, highlighted that Australia possesses talented players who can make a difference, especially if they can improve their batting performance.

In a statement before India’s semifinal clash against New Zealand, Syed Kirmani, a crucial member of India’s 1983 World Cup-winning team, expressed his unwavering belief in India’s ability to clinch the title.

Adding to the chorus of support, former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar, who arrived in Ahmedabad to witness the final, declared the Indian team as the best. With the final set to take place in the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium, cricket fans around the world are eagerly awaiting a thrilling contest between two cricketing giants.

This final provides India with an opportunity to avenge their losses to Australia in the 2003 World Cup final and the World Test Championship (WTC) final earlier this year. India’s convincing victory over New Zealand in the semifinal, powered by centuries from Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer, has further bolstered their confidence.

Australia, on the other hand, had a tense semifinal against South Africa but managed to secure a three-wicket win. The stage is set for an epic showdown, and fans from both nations can hardly wait for the World Cup final to unfold in what promises to be a cricketing spectacle for the ages.

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