India suffered their first defeat of the ICC World Cup 2019 going down against England by 31 runs last Sunday. Their batting has raised doubts in the last few games with their middle order failing to live upto the expectations. Despite that, batting great Sachin Tendulkar is confident about Virat Kohli & Co winning the trophy on July 14 at the historic Lord’s.
India will win the World Cup: Tendulkar
Since the ouster of Shikhar Dhawan from the tournament due to a finger injury, India’s batting woes started cropping up. KL Rahul has failed to put the runs on the board at the top putting pressure on Virat Kohli and the middle order. Moreover, the likes of MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav have also struggled to dominate the middle overs, which cost them the match against England. Chasing 338 runs, despite a century from Rohit Sharma and a half-century from Kohli, India fell short by 31 runs.
Sachin Tendulkar, who had the pleasure of ending his career with a World Cup in 2011, sounded confident about India lifting the trophy. The UNICEF ambassador said when you reach the semifinals, it is about two good days and India can do that.
“Of course, India are going to win! I think India are playing well, once you get to the semis, it’s about having two good days, two solid performances,” Tendulkar said.
“That is what Indians are capable of, not to undermine what Australia or England are capable of or even New Zealand. There are 2-3 games left that are critical to decide who the top 4 teams are, but once you get to that stage it’s all about having a couple of good days,” he added.
Meanwhile, India have got a good start against Bangladesh after Virat Kohli opted to bat. The management has made two changes in the game and will look to beat Bangladesh and secure their semifinal berth. Furthermore, Sachin Tendulkar also revealed his memories of winning the biggest trophy possible in 2011.
“The memories of 2011 World Cup are incredible memories because that’s what you play for. The ultimate thing is whether we can bring ultimate trophy back to our country and give that joy to millions of people back home in India and all across the globe,” Tendulkar concluded.