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Celebrities debate on India's Twenty 20 World Cup Victory

Boxy Boys along with celebrities like Sajid Khan, Mandira Bedi, Abhijeet Sawant and many more debate on the issues surrounding the Twenty 20 World Cup victory...

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 | 9:29:09 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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A conference was held in Mumbai’s J.W. Marriot, on the 26th of September, the day when the Indian Cricket Team returned home, after the victorious 20-20 World Cup. People from the entertainment industry, from television as well as Bollywood joined together, to comment on the victory and to address the issues that took place during the day, post the return of the winning team.This special debate was aired on India's leading News Channels, Headlines Today and AajTak.

A few members from Indian Television’s Boxy Boys, were joined by artists like Sajid Khan, Abhijeet Sawant, Mandira Bedi and many more. The victorious Indian Captain from the 1983 World Cup win Kapil Dev made it to the list of juries along with his then team member Madan Lal to address the questions of the Celebrities.

The nation glued to the television sets all day to catch glimpses of the 30 kms walk of fame that the Indian team had, followed by the felicitation of the team. The celebrities debated all evening on what happened in the World Cup series, and were worried about what’s next? Anand Suryavanshi hit a perfect six, while questioning the jury, “What’s next for the Indian Cricket team? Yes, Dhoni did well, but then, who’s going to stay and who’s going to go? If we take the age and experience into consideration, then we will loose out on new players who have it in them to make it big…” Manav Gohil sided the team saying, “Its not just the luck that was the only reason behind the victory, but it was the talent that we have in the team now.” Sajid Khan mentioned about the team finally getting the X factor in them, “I can finally see the killer instinct in the team now, which they lacked during the earlier world cups.” Mandira Bedi bluntly brushed off the issue about the politicians stealing the thunder and putting the cricketers on the back seat, “There is no need to create such a big issue on something like this. The media is just unnecessarily creating a hype. The men had their fame on the bus to the stadium, what more do they want?”

There were discussions on this new format of the game. Majority assembled there were convinced that this 20-20 format is sure to stay from now on. But at the same time, the 50 overs match and Test matches would never lose its recognition. Kapil Dev and Madan Lal voiced the opinion that the One Day Series that starts off in few days against the Aussies will be a different ball game, and this will be an Acid-Test for Dhoni and this new victorious team, knowing the fact that, the Aussies will surely bounce back like wounded tigers..

The debate heated up when it was said that the coach was blamed in the earlier World Cup and this time the coaches weren’t given any recognition on the victory. Kapil Dev acknowledged this fact and praised the bowling coach of the present team, Venkatesh Prasad and the fielding coach Robin Singh for this accomplishment.The debate was followed by Abhijeet Sawant’s mini performances. The Indian Idol dedicated the song - Jo jeeta Wahi Sikander for Dhoni, Kandho se milte hain kandhe for the team, Yeh Desh hain veer jawano ka for Kapil Dev and Hume tumse pyaar Kitna for Sachin, Rahul and Saurav. Sajid joined Abhijeet and sang - Yeh kya hua, kaise hua, and dedicated this song for the Pakistan team.

The celebrities surely had a blast at the conference and as we can see, the cricket mania has struck people from all walks of life. Wishing the Indian team a hearty congratulations on their victory! Now that, the 20-20 World Cup is safely under the belt, the enthusiastic Indian Team should now concentrate on the next mission in line, that is to beat the Aussies again on Indian Soil, followed by a bavk-to-back series in Australia.. So only time will tell if this team has all the zeal and confidence to keep giving consistent performances even in future, and be Victorious everytime, they get on to the playing arena...

Author: Hiral Anju Bhatt, Srividya Rajesh


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Posted on: 27 September 2007 at 4:49am
wow..awesome article

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Posted on: 27 September 2007 at 12:00am
great article...thanks

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Posted on: 26 September 2007 at 10:55pm
Wow..... but they should have argued alot

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Posted on: 26 September 2007 at 10:02pm
I don't understand why its so hyped they just won, but what about other games been rejected such as hockey. I don't have anything against cricket as I love watching it. My point is that will their performance is gone be the same or they will be back to their normal stuff.

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Posted on: 26 September 2007 at 2:47pm
i totally agree with ManaliS real cricket is test n 50-50 T20 is just a 3 hrs entertainment thats it according 2 wasim akram T20 is a tukka cricket,nothin else

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Posted on: 26 September 2007 at 2:47pm
ash...chak de!! indiachak de indiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
make us proud so much
luv u indiaaaaaaa
dat day me was goin crazy man............had so much fun on dat day.....cnt 4get it man
luv u india
chak de indiaaaaaa
congratulation

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Posted on: 26 September 2007 at 1:58pm
abhijeetthanks

at least abhijeet thought about pakistan:'(

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Posted on: 26 September 2007 at 1:10pm
Good article/pictures.
Thanks.

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Posted on: 26 September 2007 at 12:19pm
Chak De India! <3*

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Posted on: 26 September 2007 at 12:17pm
chak de indiacongratulation to indian team for winning this series. way to go boys, u all rock .

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