Stacking up staggering numbers with monotonic regularity may have become a day job for Virat Kohli, but he alone can in “no way” win a World Cup without support from his teammates, feels Sachin Tendulkar.
In an exclusive interview with PTI, when asked if Kohli will carry the same burden like he did, specifically during the 1996, 1999 and 2003 editions, Tendulkar said, “I think you will always have a couple of individuals stepping up every game but without team support, you can’t do much. Just because of one individual, you can’t win a tournament. No way. Unless others chip in at every crucial stage. If that doesn’t happen, there will be disappointment.”
Tendulkar seemed happy about the balance of the Indian Cricket team to ICC World Cup.
“There is a good balance in the side. We have a number of guys with 8-10 years of experience and at the same time we have talented youngsters like Kuldeep, Rahul, Chahal, Hardik (Pandya) and Jasprit (Bumrah) with a couple of years of international cricket.
“So it’s a perfect blend with all the makings of a wonderful team. I rate our chances very high,” concluded Tendulkar.