Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar took a cheeky dig at Pakistan with his comments after India’s clutch victory in the T20 World Cup clash.

India delivered a clutch performance against arch-rivals Pakistan in a thrilling T20 World Cup match, clinching a 6-run victory on June 9. Despite a lacklustre batting display, the Men in Blue made a remarkable comeback in the second half, showcasing their determination and skill.

Sachin Tendulkar, present at the Nassau Country International Cricket Stadium, cheered for the Rohit Sharma-led side from the stands alongside his wife, Anjali, and daughter, Sara Tendulkar. Following India’s victory, Tendulkar shared a celebratory post on Instagram featuring a picture of the Indian team. He captioned it, “India vs. Pakistan. New continent, same result.”

Commenting on the game, Tendulkar emphasised the crucial role of Indian bowlers on the New York pitch. He highlighted that despite the T20 format being traditionally batter-friendly, the Indian bowlers excelled. “T20 may be a batters’ game, but in New York, bowlers were the apple of our eyes today,” he wrote. He also praised the vibrant atmosphere at the stadium, adding, “What a thrilling match! Great atmosphere and a wonderful exhibition of our great game in America. Well played, India.”

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Other cricket legends also celebrated India’s historic win. Virender Sehwag shared a post tweaking Shah Rukh Khan’s famous dialogue from the film ‘Baazigar’, stating, “Haar se jitane waale ko Bumrah kehte hain. What a fabulous spell and a very special win in New York.”

Suresh Raina acknowledged the team’s “great character and hunger to win against Pakistan,” while Wasim Jaffer celebrated with a humorous meme on X, commenting, “Bumrah and company snatching a win from Pakistan.”

India lived up to their reputation as the best-ranked T20I team, making a strong comeback in the second half to secure a narrow victory. They are set to face co-hosts in the in the United States on June 12.

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Last Updated on June 10, 2024