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18 February 2011

Team India all set to win the opening match by overcoming the ‘pressure‘ and treating Bangla Desh the strongest team in World Cup 2011



Team India all set to win the opening match by overcoming the ‘pressure‘ and treating Bangla Desh the strongest team in World Cup 2011 


- Harish Jharia


Yes, the opening match of the ICC Cricket world cup 2011 match is going to be a game of nerves rather than that of technicalities and expertise. The captain will have to field the players by keeping their temperaments into consideration, in addition to the basic requirements of selecting them to match the opponent player’s styles and other strategic technicalities.


India’s defeat in the Cricket World Cup 2007 at the hands of Bangla Desh is still haunting the minds of Indian cricket lovers and they feel real scared about the opening match scheduled to be played between India and Bangla Desh today the 19th February 2011. 


Nevertheless, the thinking process of the common spectators and that of the players in Team India differs miles apart. The team players have different mindset than we common cricket fans have. The players use to go through many such situations before and after every match they play. They are quite capable of overcoming the stresses and the so called pressure expected to be present at the time of their play. 

                        Sachin Tendulkar


I have observed that the media is deliberately avoiding flashing the name of Sachin Tendulkar probably out of the fear that such media reports might disturb the peace of mind of the master blaster. However I do not think so. Sachin Tendulkar is the brightest icon in the team India that is unambiguously the identity of the Indian squad. He is like a trump card of the team India that is played with a strong belief of sure victory.  If Sachin Tendulkar fails the rest of the team usually fails too to give their best.


People think that this might be the last cricket world cup for Sachin Tendulkar and out of such belief Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni emotionally declared that… “We all love him a lot, so the World Cup trophy can be the biggest gift from the team to him”.


Vivian Richards said… “You may not have been doing the great cricketer any favors… you better do such dedications after you win the cup”. In any case, shouldn’t it be Tendulkar himself providing the fabulous gift? 


We may not have been doing the great cricketer any favors. Yes, I too feel that Sachin Tendulkar would rather win back the cricket world cup trophy for the team India and for the country as a whole. 


Kapil Dev, who lifted the Cup for India in 1983 said… “Why are people saying we should win the World Cup for Sachin?”. “I feel Sachin has to do it for us.” And why couldn’t he? 


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