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Even Sachin Tendulkar Knows How Lucky he Was: Ashish Nehra on Semi-final Vs Pakistan in 2011 WC

Former India pacer Ashish Nehra has discussed match-changing innings of 85 by Sachin Tendulkar in the semi-last against Pakistan in the 2011 World Cup. The Master Blaster was dropped multiple times on 27, 45, 70 and 81, and was mitigated twice by the third umpire on 23. In any case, it helped India score 260.

Nehra’s Statement On Sachin’s Luck in the 2011 World Cup:

On Greatest Rivalry Podcast, Nehra stated, “Needless to say, even Sachin Tendulkar himself knows how lucky he was in that game. It was one of his scratchiest innings you’ll see. Whenever you’ve seen Tendulkar scoring even 40, you will see bad decisions or catches being dropped. But not that many and luck going your way that much.”

In the match, India was expected to score over 350, with the kind of start Virender Sehwag had given to the team. But five wickets by Wahab Riaz curtailed the runs.

“See when you talk about a World Cup, whether it’s India-Pakistan, India-England, or any other team, it’s all pressure. You’ve reached the semifinal, you’re a good team but in the end, it’s all down to how you handle pressure,” Nehra added.

“The way Virender Sehwag started against Umar Gul (taking him for four fours in an over), at one point of time, we might score 340-350. We ended up 257-58 if I’m not wrong. When we were bowling, Pakistan had a very good start, and defending 257 was a great effort by the Indian team. There’s no doubt about it.”

Watch 2011 World Cup India vs Pakistan:

Sachin Tendulkar’s Score Details in the 2011 World Cup:

Opponent Innings Runs Ball Faced Strike Rate 4’s  6’s  Not Out
Bangladesh 1 28 29 96.55 4 0 0
England 1 120 115 104.35 10 5 0
Ireland 1 38 56 67.86 4 0 0
Netherlands 1 27 22 122.73 6 0 0
South Africa 1 111 101 109.9 8 3 0
West Indies 1 2 4 50 0 0 0
Australia 1 53 68 77.94 7 0 0
Pakistan 1 85 115 73.91 11 0 0
Sri Lanka 1 18 14 128.57 2 0 0
Total
9
482 524 52 8 0

Kohli Recalls the Moment When Team India Lifts Sachin After 2011 WC Victory:

The 2011 World Cup win will consistently be unique and it was made considerably progressively glad after the group lifted Sachin Tendulkar on their shoulder doing a triumph lap.

Indian captain Virat Kohli has now uncovered why the group chose to lift the incredible cricketer on their shoulders. On April 2, 2011, India vanquished Sri Lanka by six wickets at Wankhede Stadium in the finals to lift their second ODI World Cup. After the success, the entire group had conveyed Sachin on their shoulder in a lap of respect.

The right-handed batsman was addressing Indian cricketer Mayank Agarwal in the Latest Episode of the ‘Open nets with Mayank’ when the captain was gotten some information about the ‘lap of respect’ given to Sachin.

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