Kevin Pietersen may not have won too many ICC tournaments during his playing career, but he knows what it is to win like one. Pietersen played a critical role in making England lift their first ICC trophy back in 2010 when they won the World Cup of the shortest format. The 104-Test veteran also bagged the player of the tournament in that edition. In his recent conversation with Times Now, Kevin Pietersen opined on Rohit Sharma’s expectation from India to win two out of the next three World Cups.
The Indian cricket team have found themselves very unfortunate in recent times when it comes to performing in big stages. Since 2013, they have made it to the knockout stages on more than one occasions but cannot seem to go past that. In the 2019 Cricket World Cup, a similar fate transpired. India were slight favourites to upstage New Zealand in the semi-final; however, fell ten runs short in a low-scoring clash.
India’s limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma is keen to change the trend and said that they must win at least two out of the next three World Cups. The opening batsman believes that the men in blue are a world-class side and deserve to lift the coveted trophy more than once.
India always go in as favourites in a World Cup – Kevin Pietersen
The South African-born didn’t fail to acknowledge India that they always walk as favourites in a World Cup tournament. Pietersen went on to say that they enter in such mega-events with plenty of expectations. At the same time, the 39-year old claimed that England are a very tough team to beat in limited-overs cricket.
“India always go in as favourites in a World Cup, as one of the top two teams, they go there with a lot of expectations. It’s good to see that they want to go out and win these next couple of tournaments. But England are going to be very difficult to beat in the white-ball game.” Pietersen stated.