Wednesday May 22, 2019
Former captain of the Indian team Sachin Tendulkar said on Wednesday that in order for the Indian team to life the ICC World Cup, all team members will have to ‘chip in.’
The Indian cricket legend in conversation with news agency PTI revealed that while people were widely depending upon captain Virat Kohli to get the winning title, he would be unable to do so without support of the rest of the team.
"I think you will always have a couple of individuals stepping up every game but without team support, you can't do much,” he said answering a question about whether or not Kohli is pressured with the same burden as he was in the 1996, 1999 and 2003 editions.
“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 a disappointment," he added.
Treading ahead, the former international cricketer spoke about his qualms regarding the tournament saying: “It's become one-sided with the introduction of two new balls and flat pitches have made lives of bowlers much more difficult. One team is scoring 350 and the other is chasing down inside 45 overs.”