Yuvraj Singh recalls Sachin Tendulkar’s suggestion as advice to Team India for World Cup 2023
Former cricketer Yuvraj Singh recalled Sachin Tendulkar’s suggestion as an advice for team India.
Team India are set to commence their World Cup campaign on October 8 at Chepauk Stadium in Chennai against five-time world champions Australia. Being a host, India are among the clear favourites to lift cricket’s most glorious title. Rohit Sharma-led India will play their opening warm-up fixture against England at Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati on September 30th. The entire Indian camp are currently in Guwahati, and they were welcomed by a huge reception at the airport.
Yuvraj Singh recalls Sachin Tendulkar’s suggestion
The last time India won the championship in 2011 as hosts, all-rounder Yuvraj Singh revealed the suggestions he got from legendary batter Sachin Tendulkar for eliminating the huge home crowd pressure. Team India had a disappointing run against South Africa in Nagpur. All the media and fans were scrutinising India’s poor show against South Africa during the 2011 World Cup. Yuvraj revealed that Sachin Tendulkar gave a suggestion to the team, and that was a great help for the team to come out of distraction.
Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh revealed, “Now, the distraction is a bit more because at that time there was no social media. There was a distraction from the media and people. We were trying to focus on the game, and in the World Cup, we had lost to South Africa. That was a game we should have won; the media started to go berserk. Sachin sat down with the team and said, ‘We need to stop watching television. Stop reading the papers; use our headphones when we are going through crowds in the airport.”
Yuvraj Singh said that Sachin suggested the team cut off the outside noise and just focus on the World Cup. He added, “Sachin suggested just focusing on the World Cup, and the team agreed, and we just followed that, and it worked. Because there’s so much pressure. The problem with India is that people think only the Indian team will win. It’s a big World Cup; there are so many good teams out there, and we have to be really focused on our task at hand.” Team India went on to win the 2011 World Cup after defeating Sri Lanka in the finals.