Legendary Sachin Tendulkar, who was a part of the commentary panel of World Cup, had no hesitation in picking India vice-captain Rohit Sharma and World’s No. 1 fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah as the most impressive performers from the Indian side.
“Everyone played their part to be honest but if I had to pick then it has to be Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah, they were fantastic,” Sachin told 100 MB.
“Rohit was brilliant in the entire tournament; he also scored a record 5 hundreds in the World Cup. The most impressive thing about his batting was that he understood the value of his wicket,” Sachin said.
Rohit finished as the highest run-scorer of World Cup 2019 with 648 runs to his name and many believe his failure in the semi-final – he was dismissed for only 1 – was one of the main reasons behind India’s failure to chase down 240 in the semi-finals.
Sachin was all praise for Bumrah too, who finished as India’s highest wicket-taker with 18 scalps to his name.
“Bumrah was terrific throughout the tournament. No one actually could get on top of him,” Sachin added.