Kohima, Feb 15 (ANI): Even though the game of cricket is not much popular in India's northeastern region, the ensuing ICC World Cup has aroused overwhelming interest among the enthusiasts of sports in Nagaland, who wished Team India good luck for the Tournament.
The Indian team is scheduled to take on New Zealand in a friendly match on February 16.
An ardent fan of the game in Nagaland wished on Monday the Indian cricket team, particularly Sachin Tendulkar, good luck.
"This message goes to the Indian team for the upcoming World Cup, wishing all the very best to all the guys and Sehwag, from my brothers side. Sachin please don't get sick this time and show to the world that we are capable of wining the World Cup," said Gabriella, an enthusiast of cricket.
Another cricket buff wished all the best to the Indian cricket team and said that they have all the support of fans from Nagaland.
"I wish the entire Indian cricket team best of luck for the upcoming World Cup 2011 and hope the Indian players will bring the cup to India. I want to say that lakhs of Naga supporters are with you," said Anthony, a cricket enthusiast.
India are among the favourites to win the cup, but several experts feel the 'favourites' tag will be the albatross around the team's neck when Dhoni and his men begin their quest for the World Cup glory.
A billion dreams will rest on their shoulders as they seek to become the second Indian team, after the 1983 'Kapil's Devils', to win the top prize in one-day cricket.
The 2011 ICC World Cup is being hosted by Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh. The opening ceremony will be held in Dhaka on February 17.
The first match will be played in Dhaka on February19. (ANI)