Sachin gives advice to Virat Kohli, Ravi Shastri for Pakistan match

Written by Vishwas Gupta

India’s cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar on Friday said that the men in blue should not be “overconfident” going into the crucial clash against Pakistan on Sunday in Manchester. India have a 6-0 record at the World cup against their neighbouring rivals, but suffered a massive 180-run defeat by the opposition in Champions trophy final in 2017.

“That’s a positive comeback [Champions Trophy win in 2017]. After having been 6-0 down, the last one that they [Pakistan] had won. Indian team wouldn’t be overconfident” he said in an interview with India Today.

“I can fully understand that Ravi [Shastri], Virat [Kohli] and all the senior players would be emphasizing that we got to be on our toes, go out and play what we are good at.”

The former batsman also stressed that India are a better side than Pakistan at the moment. “I think when you are winning you are thinking different, but we, as a team, always think that we can’t be overconfident. Pack those confident things in the kitbag and travel with it. The team which is winning invariably the thought process is different and you believe you can pull through difficult situations,” he added.


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