We played that World Cup for Tendulkar. We won the World Cup and it was a great outlet for Sachin Paaji, Sehwag said during the ICC event to announce the World Cup schedule.
Virat Kohli (now) in place of Sachin Tendulkar. The way he plays, talks, cares about others, the way he plays cricket with his passion, he is the only one now. Everyone wants to win this World Cup for Virat Kohli, he added.
Virat Kohli is like that now. Everybody is going to want to win the World Cup for him. He always gives 100 percent. I think Virat Kohli is looking forward to this World Cup as well.
(About) 100,000 people will be watching you at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Virat knows how the fields will behave. I am sure he will score many goals and do his best to win the World Cup for India. With the country set to host the World Cup at 12 venues later this year, and India playing nine different venues at the league stage alone, they are expected to do a lot to go all the way and put an end to their drought.
Sehwag said India is the favorite to win the Oct. 15 match against Pakistan in Ahmedabad because they are comparatively better at handling pressure.Sehwag said: I feel India is handling pressure now, so they are winning, while Pakistan has the burden of not winning against India. In the 1990s they handled the pressure well,and India versus England, it’s going to be a tough match. England is playing very well right now. India is one of the favorites because they play at home and know the conditions well. They know how to win in India, said Muralitharan, adding that Adil Rashid will be his choice as the most successful bowler in this competition.
The sub-continental teams will be favored by the wickets, there are plenty of good spinners. Afghanistan are not playing well, but they have a great attack. India and Sri Lanka have good spin attacks.
I always think there is a chance of two teams from the subcontinent making the final, except in 1987 when England and Australia made the final. Otherwise, the last time the top two teams made the finals and the best team won was in 2011, he added.
Muralitharan added that the team from the subcontinent has a better chance of winning the finals because the tournament is held here and was supported by Sehwag during the discussion.
The spinning legend acknowledged that Sri Lanka’s current CWC qualifying team in Zimbabwe is not a favorite to win the World Cup, but added that they will seriously challenge their rivals.
It’s unforgettable.for a country like us to play in a qualifier, said Muralitharan.
But I think Sri Lanka are very talented, they have good spin bowlers and good batsmen. Unfortunately, we haven’t played to our full potential for the last 4-5 years. У to India. In 2021 we were the hosts (T20 World Cup), but because of COVID-19 we held it in Dubai. We are happy to bring this tournament back to India, Shah added.