New Delhi, June 27 – Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag expressed that all the nation eagerly anticipates witnessing Virat Kohli lifting the World Cup trophy, recalling how he and his teammates, below MS Dhoni, gave it their all for Sachin Tendulkar in 2011.
Thought to be one of many premier contributors to Indian cricket, Kohli has gathered a formidable tally of 12,898 runs in 274 ODIs, boasting a mean of 57.32.
Notably, Kohli was a part of the 2011 World Cup squad led by MS Dhoni.
India went to the 2019 World Cup below Kohli’s captaincy however they had been knocked out within the semifinal.
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Talking to Star Sports activities, Sehwag highlighted that t Kohli all the time offers his 100% and predicted that the enjoying surfaces within the match are prone to favor his potential to build up runs.
“We performed that World Cup for Tendulkar. If we gained the World Cup, it will have been an incredible exit for Sachin paaji. Virat Kohli is identical now. All people will look to win the World Cup for him. He all the time offers greater than 100 per cent,” Sehwag mentioned.
“I believe Virat Kohli can be seeking to this World Cup. 100,000 individuals will watch you on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Virat is aware of how the pitches will behave. I’m certain he’ll rating a number of runs and he’ll do his finest to win the World Cup for India,” he added.
Sehwag went on to disclose that in the course of the World Cup, Dhoni solely had khichdi all through the match.
“MS Dhoni used to have khichadi all through the 2011 World Cup. It was his superstition,” he mentioned.
India will open their 2023 World Cup marketing campaign in opposition to Australia on October 8 on the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.