The endorsement functions are all over. The farewell extravaganzas are all over. It is head-down-bum-up time for the team.
Rahul Dravid sought to downplay the hype about the World Cup being that precious trophy that the senior pros in the side desperately wanted. He instead sought to transfer the pressure onto Australia by terming them as favourites to win the Cup.
Greg Chappell exuded confidence meanwhile, saying that India had the team to win the Cup. He exhorted his senior pros to give off their best indicating that it was now time to deliver the Cup to the many fans in India.
We at i3j3 also send our best wishes to Team India.