Sachin Tendulkar has picked out his big talking points from India's spirited and solid victory over South Africa in the World Cup.
The Master Blaster, who has been keeping an even closer eye than usual on the team and the fledgling tournament this time around on account of being on commentary duty, has hailed the whole team for having played a great game of Cricket as they first restricted the Proteas to a score of just 227 and then steadily and methodically chased it down.
Taking to Twitter, Sachin first begins with the bowlers - Jasprit Bumrah who is being hailed from all quarters and has been called the world's best at this point in time, and Yuzvendra Chahal who took four wickets and broke the back of the South African batting. Tendulkar held that they gave India the perfect start.
He then moves on to the batting where Rohit Sharma dominated with his majestic 122. Tendulkar said that the Mumbai Indians skipper had played a mature innings and highlighted how the 'Hitman' had stayed till the end.
Sachin's views are similar to captain Virat Kohli's own assessment.
"The first win is always important. We were confident on the field, but had to be cautious while batting because of the strength of SA's attack. That's why Rohit's knock was very special. It's one thing to be favourites on paper, but one has to be professional on the field. That's what we've done,” Kohli had said after the match.
Sachin's former strike partner Virender Sehwag who is also on the commentary panel along with Sourav Ganguly also echoed him, deeming Rohit Sharma's performance as calm and composed and holding that he had displayed a fantastic understanding of the situation:
Sehwag similarly also hailed the two bowlers, Bumrah and Chahal:
India next faces Australia in London on Sunday.