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Sachin Tendulkar Picked These 5 Players For Specific Praise As India Defeated Pakistan Once More At A World Cup

Written By Ankit Prasad | Mumbai | Published:


  • Sachin Tendulkar is celebrating India's World Cup win over Pakistan, on Twitter
  • He has picked five players for specific praise
  • His commentary partner Virender Sehwag has also hailed the result in his own way

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has picked out players for specific praise after India's massive win over Pakistan, yet again, in a World Cup, stretching the side's historical record over their close rivals in the sport's showpiece tournament to 7-0.

Taking to Twitter, Tendulkar, who is generally found in the commentary box these days as he's making his commentary debut, wrote that it was a brilliant all-round display and then highlighted the following:

"Rohit Sharma was just amazing once again" - (he scored 140 and ensured India set up a mammoth total)

"KL Rahul, after being asked to open, played with a lot of responsibility." - scored 57 as opener and ensured India didn't feel the absence of Shikhar Dhawan.

"Virat Kohli, like always was classy" - the captain scored an important 77 runs alongside Rohit.

"The way Kuldeep Yadav bowled along with Hardik Pandya was great to see" - Kuldeep took key wickets, particularly those of Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam who had stitched together a partnership and looked as though they may keep Pakistan in the game.

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Sachin's former opening partner who is now his commentary partner also had fun remarking on the match. Using what many are claiming to be the iconic words of former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq, Sehwag wrote:

At the Old Trafford cricket stadium in Manchester, in a rain-interrupted match, India batted first and scored 336/5 in 50 overs. Pakistan, meanwhile, stumbled and stuttered, losing wickets at regular intervals apart from the Zaman-Azam partnership and ultimately lost by the D/L method by 89 runs, with their score at 212/6 in 40 overs.

Next up for India are Afghanistan on June 22.