Ravi Shastri was recently asked to pick between Iqbal, Lagaan, Dhoni and ’83’ as his favourite cricket movie, and the former head coach went with 83.

The head coach of Team India, Ravi Shastri has a habit of making big statements. He once termed the current Test team as the greatest in the history of Indian cricket.

The former India all-rounder has now spoken about the ongoing finale of the WTC between India and New Zealand. According to him, the championship match is like a big daddy of all World Cups.

“It’s the ‘big daddy of all World Cups’. I’ve played the 1983 World Cup, commentated on a few of them but this one is the biggest of them all. It’s the toughest format, biggest format and the job satisfaction is maximum.”

Meanwhile, New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl first. The Kiwis went in with the pacers

and left out Ajaz Patel, the lone spinner in the squad. India, on other hand, have played Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin.

India’s playing XI: R Sharma, S Gill, V Kohli, C Pujara, A Rahane, R Pant, R Jadeja, R Ashwin, J Bumrah, I Sharma, M Shami

New Zealand XI: T Latham, D Conway, K Williamson, R Taylor, H Nicholls, BJ Watling, C de Grandhomme, K Jamieson, T Southee

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