Last Update on: September 7th, 2023 at 04:34 pm
Former India opener Virender Sehwag gave a reply to Yuvraj Singh on X (formerly Twitter) about Team India’s strength to win ICC World Cup 2023. Yuvraj Singh had raised doubts about Team India’s strength to win ICC World Cup 2023 trophy like the 2011 edition.
With India as hosts, ICC World Cup 2023 is set to commence on October 5. Rohit Sharma is set to lead the men-in-blue in the tournament. India last won the ICC ODI World Cup title in the 2011 edition, when they were the hosts.
Can Team India Become A Game Changer: Yuvraj Singh
In a tweet on X, (formerly Twitter), Yuvraj Singh said that fans want a repeat of 2011 in ICC World Cup 2023. However, he also doubted if Team India would be able to turn around this time under pressure.
“We all want a repeat of 2011 in #ICCWorldCup23 BUT In 2011 #TeamIndia shined under pressure. In 2023, Again, the team is under pressure to perform. Do we have enough time to turn this around? Can we use this pressure to become a ‘Game changer’,” Yuzraj Singh tweeted.
India Will Give Pressure To Oppsotion: Virender Sehwag
To this, Yuvraj Singh’s former teammate Virender Sehwag said that India will not only take pressure but also give it to the opposition. He also noted how hosts have won the World Cup trophies in the last three editions.
“Ayi baat pressure ki, toh iss bar hum pressure lenge nahi, denge! Like champions! (When it comes to pressure, we won’t take it but we will give it to the opposition),” Sehwag replied on Yuvraj’s tweet. Have a look at their conversation on X below.
“ @YUVSTRONG12 ayi baat pressure ki, toh iss bar hum pressure lenge nahi, denge! Like champions!
Peechle 12 saal mein, host team world cup jeeti hain!
2011 – We won at Home
2015 – Australia won in Australia
2019 – England won in England
2023 – Hum Toofan Machayenge!
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 7, 2023
In the last three editions of ODI World Cups, the home team won the trophies. England won the ODI World 2019, Australia won ODI World Cup 2015, and India won ODI World Cup 2011.
All these teams were the home side during the tournament. Notably, these are also the only three editions when home teams won the trophy in ODI World Cup.
Meanwhile, Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag were both part of ODI World Cup 2011-winning Indian team. While Yuvraj won the Player of the Series award in the tournament with his fabulous all-round show, Sehwag executed a marvellous job as an opener.