My heart says India will win the World Cup, says Akshay Kumar

Last Updated: Apr 02, 2011, 13:48 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: As Team India takes on Sri Lanka in the World Cup Final 2011 on Saturday, Bollywood action king Akshay Kumar is looking forward to see the gleaming world cup in the hands of Dhoni and his boys.

Talking to a daily ahead of World Cup Final, a cheerful Akshay said, "Like every Indian, cricket is a religion for me. From the time I was a young boy, I have never missed a single opportunity to play the game — from gully cricket to playing on my porch. Even during shooting, if I have a half hour break, I pick up the bat and start a game in the studio compound with the cast and crew. You will find a cricket kit in the boot of my car always.``

Akshay believes that India will lift World Cup Final, "My heart says India will win the cup and recreate the 1983 magic. Adding, I can even make you an exact prediction that India will bat first; they will make around 260 runs. Now these 260 runs may not seem such a formidable score, but our boys will take the cup”, said the actor.

Apparently, Akshay has been analysing the game closely as he continued, “The astrological conditions in 1983 are similar to those in 2011. That calendar year and this one are similar. The stars are in our favour and that`s why I feel MS Dhoni and our boys will shine.``

Talk about Mahendra Singh Donhi and Akshay’s face lights up, “The youngsters in our team, be it Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Munaf Patel or any of the other young guns play so well. I admire Dhoni. I want to thank him for bringing India into the finals. He has got India out of such dark situations and made her win. When they were playing with South Africa, we saw Dhoni`s genius. Even during this World Cup, he showed his prowess on many occasions. I sincerely wish to say `thank you India` for bringing us into the finals,” said the actor before signing off.