Indian cricket legend the ‘Cricket God’ Sachin Tendulkar has provided a warning to victorious India about their forthcoming ICC World Cup game against South Africa and added the South Africans were “far, far superior” to arch-rivals Pakistan.
The Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar assisted India win the World Cup four years back with win over Sri Lanka at his Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and also participated in 6 World Cups before the retirement from international cricket in 2013.
Last Sunday India started defending their World Cup with a warm 76 run win over Pakistan in Adelaide, with Virat Kohli who is the new icon of India’s adoring crowds in Sachin Tendulkar’s absence making a glorious 107 run.
Moreover Sachin Tendulkar added that India would need a steady opening partnership and cautious running between the wickets to beat South Africa who are one of the pre-tournament dark knights, in this upcoming Sunday’s fight at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
On Monday ‘The Little Master’ was quoted saying: “It won’t be so easy to pick singles. They (South Africa) are much faster, their throwing arm is more powerful and their outfielding … they cover the area much better than Pakistan.”
Tendulkar warned India’s batsmen saying to take heed on ‘Steyn’ gun.
Without any second thought he is their main bowler. He has bowled undoubtedly well. One cannot pre-decide how to play Dale Steyn, he could also have a bad day, you have to decide in the moment but a batsman should respect Dale Steyn.
Tendulkar also supported India opener Rohit Sharma to come good at the ICC World Cup, despite economical 15 runs against Pakistan, along with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
He said that he would not put any pressure on Rohit Sharma.
Sachin Tendulkar also demanded forcefully India could win the World Cup trophy again, and said surely India can match up to the level of co-hosts Australia and South Africa.