The ‘God of Cricket’ should obviously be able to predict who the four semi-finalists of the World Cup would be, right? Before the tournament began, Sachin Tendulkar was sure of three teams, but was, surprisingly, in two minds over the last spot. The 'Master Blaster‘s 'imperfect’ prediction still turned out to be perfect after England beat New Zealand on Wednesday to seal a spot in the last four. Netizens were left in awe after the ‘Master Blaster’s prediction of Australia, India and England qualifying and the last spot to be between New Zealand and Pakistan turned out to be exactly the situation of the tournament now.
In an interview with a cricket portal a week before the tournament kicked off, Sachin had stated that India, England and Australia should be in the semis and that fourth could be New Zealand or Pakistan.
While Australia were the first team to make it to the semis after beating arch-rivals England last week, India joined them with their win against Bangladesh on Tuesday. England were the latest entrants with their win on Wednesday, leaving New Zealand and Pakistan as the contenders for the final spot.
Though Pakistan are virtually out of the tournament since they need to beat Bangladesh by at least 300 runs, and only stand a mathematical chance, netizens were surprised at how it turned out to be the current situation. They termed him as the ‘God of Cricket’, ‘Cricket Radar’ and more for getting it ‘spot on.’