Australian cricketers, led by Steven Smith, embraced Hindi with ‘Namaste India’ and a playful ‘Swagat Nahi Karoge Humara’ ahead of their showdown against India in a video by Star Sports.

Before their ODI World Cup 2023 showdown against India at Tamil Nadu’s MA Chidambaram Stadium this Sunday, Australia’s cricket squad decided to spice things up with a dose of Hindi. In a sidesplitting video shared by Star Sports, Steven Smith, Australia’s right-handed skipper, made a grand entrance with a cheerful ‘Namaste India,’ followed by a hilarious imitation of Salman Khan’s legendary ‘Swagat Nahi Karoge Humara’ dialogue from Dabangg.

The video went viral on the social circuit, leaving fans in splits and setting the stage for an uproarious encounter on the cricket pitch. Don’t miss the video!

India’s opener Shubman Gill may miss the ODI World Cup opener due to dengue, potentially paving the way for Ishan Kishan to partner with Rohit Sharma. Despite this setback, Rahul Dravid remains hopeful that Gill could still make a surprise appearance against Australia.

The World Cup is set to ignite when India faces Australia on Sunday, October 7. Many Australians in the team consider India their second home or a familiar workplace abroad. Regardless of rankings and recent results – with India in fine form and Australia struggling with five losses in their last six ODIs – the match promises to be an exciting watch.

Australia prepares for the tournament against what seems like India’s most well-prepared World Cup team in recent memory.

Last Updated on October 7, 2023

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