The ‘God of cricket’ Sachin Tendulkar wants Team India to see things in a different way on the turf in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy in England & Wales on June 1 and stressed the fact that collective efforts can lead to fruitful results and it’s not the talk of a one-man show in the pursuit of fighting for the championship.
It was under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India won the 2011 ODI World Cup after 28 years and more importantly, MS Dhoni fulfilled Sachin Tendulkar’s dream in what was the glorious moment in Indian cricket history. Taking this into example, Sachin wants Virat Kohli side to perform as a team which is the mantra of success in winning the titles.
On speaking to India Today, Sachin Tendulkar said, “I don’t think there will be another Sachin, it will be another individual. I believe teams win championships. No individual can win championships. I think it’s always the team and if you see 2011 (World Cup), it was the entire team which was in form. Different players performed at different stages”,
Virat Kohli will be looking forward to steering his side in the prestigious tourney as India launch their title defence against the arch-rivals Pakistan on June 4, Edgbaston then they play Sri Lanka on 8th at The Oval followed by South Africa on 11th at the same venue.
To acclimatise to the conditions in the English soil, Virat Kohli & Co will fly to England to play two practice games against Bangladesh and New Zealand on May 28 and 30 at The Oval. This is Kohli’s endurance test as captain and with experienced guy MS Dhoni around, India’s scope of retaining the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 looks within the bounds of possibility.