After the Men in Blue defeated Sri Lanka in the final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, former India cricketer and 2011 World Cup champion Virender Sehwag provided a funny explanation for why he and other veteran players did not carry Sachin Tendulkar.

After the match, Tendulkar carried the national flag as the squad performed a lap of honour around the stadium, supported by Virat Kohli and Yusuf Pathan.

Sachin was so heavy we couldn’t carry him because we rejected him. We were elderly. MS had knee issues, someone else had other issues, and we both had shoulder injuries. We made the children bear the load. You take Sachin Tendulkar and dispense a round to him. It was Virat Kohli because of this, Sehwag remarked at the ICC 2023 World Cup fixture presentation on Tuesday while grinning.

The 2011 World Cup was Sachin Tendulkar’s final ICC competition. With his sixth appearance, he tied Javed Miandad’s record for most World Cup appearances. In the semifinal in Mohali, he hit 85 against Pakistan, his bitter foe, and ended the competition with two century total.

On April 2, 2011, he played in a final that was not what he had hoped or expected. After Virender Sehwag, he was removed early, but MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir made it appear simple for their team to get 275 runs.

A Mission For Team India in 2023

The last time it occurred domestically, India won the World Cup. This year’s ODI World Cup will once again be held in India, and Rohit Sharma’s Men in Blue will open their campaign on October 8 against the three-time defending champions, Australia.

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