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World Cup 2015: Sachin Tendulkar picks favourite World Cup performances

 

India’s batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has picked his favourite World Cup moments. Tendulkar, who played 45 World Cup matches, rated Yuvraj Singh’s all-round performance in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, as one of his best World Cup moments. Tendulkar, who played an instrumental role for India in the 2011 World Cup, picked his favourite World Cup moments in an interview with the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Sachin, who played his first World Cup in 1992, picked Wasim Akram’s spell in the final of that tournament as one of the best fast bowling spells in the history of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 history. Sachin spoke about Wasim Akram’s genius with the ball and how confused the English batsmen with both, in swing and out swing.

“You can’t forget that spell. It’s just sheer skill. Wasim showed amazing skills with reverse swing and also conventional swing,” Sachin said. 

In 1996 World Cup, Sachin picked Arvinda de Silva and Arjuna Ranatunga’s partnership in the final of the tournament as one of the most memorable moments.

“They batted beautfuly under pressure,” Sachin said. 

Sachin also spoke about Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid’s historic partnership of 318 runs in 1999 World Cup, in the India-Sri Lanka group game as one of the most memorable moments of ICC Cricket World Cup.

“Incredible batting. Amazing stroke-play. Controlled hitting,” Sachin said. 

For 2003 World Cup, Sachin picked Ricky Ponting‘s unbeaten knock of 140 in the final of the 2003 World Cup happened to be a vivid memory of the retired Indian batsman’s mind.

Sachin chose not talk to about the 2007 World Cup and said, “Let’s just forget about the 2007 World Cup.”

There was a spark in Tendulkar’s eyes when he spoke about 2011 World Cup.

“Yuvi was special throughout the World Cup. I think, whenever he went out to bat, he scored crucial runs. And whenever he bowled, he picked crucial wickets,” Sachin said. 

 

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