The Men in Blue have clinched the prestigious World Cup title twice, the most recent in 2011 when the tournament was hosted by India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka together. Under legendary MS Dhoni, India secured a memorable win in the final, defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Despite coming close in the 2015 and 2019 editions held in Australia-New Zealand and England, the title has eluded the team.
Kohli now stands poised and determined to break the drought and bring home the title once more.
“The passion and unwavering support of our fans is what fuels our determination to win the World Cup,” Kohli told Star Sports.
“The memories of past World Cup victories, especially the iconic 2011 win, are etched in our hearts, and we want to create new memories for our fans.
“I am thrilled to be a part of this incredible campaign, which perfectly captures the emotions of our fans, and we’re ready to give it our all to make their dreams come true,” he added.
Kohli’s thoughts were echoed by all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.
“As a cricketer, there’s nothing more motivating than knowing that millions of fans are standing behind you, cheering for your success,” he said.
“This campaign reflects the deep passion and obsession of our fans to see Team India win.
“It’s a journey we’re embarking on together with the entire nation, and we’re determined to make our fans proud with our performances on the field.”
India will begin their World Cup campaign against Australia in Chennai on October 8.
(With inputs from PTI)