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Narendra Modi sends Twitter greetings to each Indian player ahead of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

The Cricket World Cup is all set to begin tomorrow, and our boys are in Australia trying to relive history. To wish them luck, India's PM Narendra Modi has taken to Twitter to wish each Indian cricket

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The Cricket World Cup is all set to begin tomorrow, and our boys are in Australia trying to relive history. To wish them luck, India’s PM Narendra Modi has taken to Twitter to wish each Indian cricket team player from his personal account.

He started off with wishing the entire team, “Khelo Dil Se, World Cup laao phir se,” and then went on to wish every player, starting off with the captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, vice captain Virat Kohli, and the remaining players.

Most of the players thanked Modi for his wishes on Twitter, and promised to do their best to get the World Cup back to India.

Now that the World Cup is about to begin, with the big India-Pakistan match on Sunday, we’ve curated a list of five recommended apps that you can download for live streaming and score updates on-the-go. Even Twitter and Facebookhave integrated new features to be able to follow the game on social media. BCCI has also teamed up with Twitter to offer game updates via missed call. Those fans who aren’t very active on Twitter or do not have data connectivity will get updates via SMS. All they have to do is give a missed called on 011 3008 1008. Once you have given a missed call, Twitter will send you up to three BCCI tweets via SMS in a day. These text messages can include updates for domestic and international matches, or links to photos, Vines and videos.

Modi is known for his Twitter savvy nature, doling out wishes on big events. His election tweet was the most retweeted in India in 2014. Just yesterday, Modi crossed the 10 million follower mark on Twitter. He joined the micro blogging site in January 2009, and is the second most followed politician on Twitter, behind US President Barack Obama and ahead of Mitt Romney (USA). Besides, he is also the third most followed world leader behind Obama and the Pope.

  • Published Date: February 13, 2015 1:41 PM IST