World Cup: PM keeps his player preferences secret

Updated: Feb 16, 2011, 19:43 PM IST

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday wished India all the luck in the cricket World Cup and hoped that Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s men would be able win the coveted trophy.

On what he thought about India`s chances in the World Cup, Singh said "I am one with the wishes of my countrymen and countrywomen, I think that India should win this World Cup.”

Singh made the remarks during an interaction with television editors at his residence.

Asked whether he had any favourite player, the Prime Minister said "Well I wouldn`t like to say or choose among the players but there is no doubt that I have some preferences which I would not like to mention".

The cricket World Cup, co-hosted by India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, will begin from February 19 with India taking on Bangladesh in Mirpur. The opening ceremony of the mega-event will be held in Dhaka tomorrow.