Sherlyn Chopra, the Indian model turned actress, who is known for her item numbers in Bollywood, has wished Team India in a unique manner – by singing a rap – during the first semifinal match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup between India and New Zealand which is being played at Old Trafford in Manchester.
Chopra, the first Indian woman to pose for the Official Playboy magazine, uploaded a video on Twitter where she can also be seen praising the likes of opener Rohit Sharma and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah.
In the clip, she sings in Hindi: “Yeah, haa, 83 me pehli baar, 2011 me number 2, karenge jamke vaar, Kiwi ho ya Kangaroo, Hitman maare chati century, ukhare gilli Bumrah ke Yorker, aao jitaye Team India ko, hausle apne zara buland kar, Go Team India, get the World Cup, Humara hain World Cup, kya.”
Here’s the translation: “Yes, first time in 1983, number 2 in 2011, we’ll attack ferociously. Doesn’t matter whether it’s Kiwi (New Zealand) or Kangaroo (Australia). Hitman (Rohit Sharma) will get his sixth ton, Jasprit Bumrah’s Yorkers will rattle stumps, let’s go and win it for Team India. Let’s raise our spirit, the World Cup is ours”
Here’s the video:
The notorious English weather has pushed the first semifinal to the reserve day after dominant Indian bowlers excelled yet again to restrict New Zealand to 211 for five on Tuesday.
Rain forced players to walk off the field after 46.1 overs and as per ICC’s playing conditions, the game will resume on Wednesday from where it stopped.
Earlier, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat first. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah swung the ball both ways and bowled two maiden overs.
The Black Caps lost opener Martin Guptill cheaply in the 4th over with scoreboard reading 1. Henry Nicholls and captain Williamson batted slowly but steadied the innings. They stitched a 68-run partnership for the second wicket before Nicholls was cleaned up by Ravindra Jadeja for 28 runs.
Williamson scored a gritty half-century and kept their innings going. He got out while trying to accelerate the innings. From there on Ross Taylor changed gears and completed his 51st ODI half-century. The wickets kept falling from the other end and when rain arrived New Zealand had scored 211/5 in 46.1 overs.