One of those legends, Sunil Gavaskar, is clearly looking forward to the experience.
“The ICC Cricket World Cup promises to be one of the most exciting ever for unlike in the previous years there are many teams who can win the coveted trophy this time. There are also some of the most entertaining players participating in the tournament and it also gives the non-Test playing countries an opportunity to show how good they are,” said Gavaskar.
"It's a completely different feeling to be part of a Cricket World Cup where the atmosphere and the buzz is very special and to be staged in the sub-continent for the first time in 15 years is a magnificent feeling." ( Indian Batting Maestro Sachin Tendulkar. )
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is expecting the World Cup on home soil to be a career highlight.
He said: "It can't get any bigger than the ICC Cricket World Cup in which the best of the best enter with just one objective - to take home the Cup that counts.
"It's not only my dream to be a Cricket World Cup winner but it's the wish of every member of team India to put his hand on the Cricket World Cup trophy. We'll work as hard as possible to turn our dreams into reality.
"This trophy has been eluding us for the past 27 years and I think we have a very good chance at home to break the drought."
Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara said winning the Cricket World Cup was his childhood dream.
Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan said the home fans are an integral part of the Tigers and always a source of inspirations.
Cricket world cup happens only once in four years...The entire cricketing fraternity and die hard fans eagerly waits for this event and when it starts, everyone gets deeply involved. The Cup brings the sport's styles, philosophies, ambitions and dreams onto a smaller, relatively even field which becomes the centre of its universe.
There is a official song of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 is "De Ghumaa Ke", composed by the musical trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa). It has been sung by Shankar Mahadevan and Divya Kumar.
"De Ghumaa Ke" is a passionate expression that creatively captures the fierce sense of competition and the desire to win. It literally means Hit It Hard. This local cricket euphemism is every fan's wish and every cricketer's intention. It encapsulates all that it takes to win a match. The song has three different versions in Hindi, Bangla and Sinhalese, as Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka are the co-hosts of the event....but my favourite is world Cup 2003 theme song....this song is very inspirational, motivating and emotional too..
We still remember the best World Cup moment for us is undoubtedly the day when Team India woworld cup in 1983 at Lords in England first time under captancy of legend KAPIL DEV and of course when we defeated Pakistan at Centurion during the 2003 World Cup in South Africa.Overall atmosphere that day was just electrifying. The crowd, the flags, the cheers, we have never seen a more electrifying atmosphere than that day in whatever cricket we have watched before that or after that...
At the moment India is hot favourite to Win the cup...you can vote here..I've already done...
Come on Team India you can win this cup AND STAY ON TOP...Believe in your self and give your best.. remember this quote
"I PLAY TO WIN, WHETHER DURING PRACTICE OR A REAL GAME. AND I WILL NOT LET ANYTHING GET IN THE WAY OF ME AND MY COMPETITIVE ENTHUSIASM TO WIN."
and to go with Theme Blue I made blueberry cheesecake....although the cheesecake is normal but the highlights are the lovely coloured BLUEberries....! very simple to make yet delicious and creamy...
you will need:-
- 200 g Digestive Biscuits ( crushed )
- 75 g butter melted
- 150 g caster sugar
- 500 g Mascarpone cheese
- 150 g Blueberries ( I used fresh )
Mix together the crushed biscuits and melted butter, and press into the base of a lightly greased spring-form cake tin or any glass.I used Martini glass. Chill in the fridge while making the filling.Beat the cheese and sugar together and add blueberries...you can crush them if you want. and pour over the biscuit base. Leave the cheesecake in the fridge to chill about an hour. Serve when you are ready...Enjoy as much as me and my family did.........!
INDIA GO WIN THE CUP TO SHOW OUR GLORY............