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ICC Cricket World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar recalls how happy tears rolled out of his eyes


India’s batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar recalled the winning moments of ICC Cricket Word Cup 2015. Sachin narrated the winning moments of World Cup final against Sri Lanka. Sachin, who is not known for giving emotional statements, recalled how happy tears rolled off his eyes.

“I did cry when I went out in the middle… I did cry. This was the only time I had happy tears… because that moment was just a priceless moment. That moment was something that you can only dream off,” remembered Tendulkar.Playing in India, on the home ground…The Indian team celebrated with lots of champagne as their families, friends and fans also joined in the dressing room that night.”

Sachin’s biggest dream was to lift the World Cup trophy and it came true when MS Dhoni smashed that unforgettable six at the Wankhede stadium to bring the glory after 28 years.

“It was not my trophy, it was our trophy, it was the nation’s trophy,” Tendulkar told ‘Headlines Today’.

Sachin said that team was very confident throughout the tournament, but the biggest concern was complacency.

“Anything is possible in sports and I was hoping that we continue that form as we were playing good cricket…I knew that we had the firepower to finish the game easily,” Tendulkar, who has featured in a record six World Cups, said.

India lifted the World Cup after a gap of 28 years in Mumbai and Tendulkar felt the team peaked at the right time.

“We didn’t start off as well. We were either not bowling well or battling well. Put together as a package we were not clicking. If we batted well, we did not bowl well and if we bowled well, batting was not up to the mark. We started peaking at the right time and both started becoming a formidable package. Obviously we fielded well also,” he said.


By The Cricket Lounge

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