They played together during India’s memorable 2011 World Cup when a young Kohli hoisted Tendulkar on his shoulders after beating Sri Lanka in the final.
Former India player Virender Sehwag, who was part of the 2011 World Cup squad, expressed his wish that if India wins the 2023 World Cup, Kohli would be given a similar reception.
Chiku (Kohli) has not scored a century in the 2019 World Cup, this year I hope he will score many hundreds and become the leading scorer of the tournament. Then I want him to be carried on his shoulders and run him around the ground, Cricbuzz quoted him as saying.
Sehwag also said that Indian captain Rohit Sharma deserves the World Cup trophy for his immense contribution to Indian cricket.
These two senior players (Rohit and Kohli) deserve to win the World Cup. Rohit Sharma was so close to making it to the 2011 World Cup but he didn’t make it. Later he became Badshah ODI, he was desperateHe deserves to win the trophy World Cup because he’s a fantastic player.
India’s World Cup squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan (wk), Shreyas Iyer, K.L. Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami.