Tendulkar may attend India-Pakistan T20 World Cup match in New York

Orhan Wadia
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New Delhi. The Indian cricket team is considered a contender for the ICC T20 World Cup. The Rohit Sharma-led team will start its campaign against Ireland. After this, Team India has to play against its arch rival Pakistan. Champion batsman Sachin Tendulkar may arrive to watch the T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in New York on June 9.

Sources close to the ICC said that Tendulkar, who is associated with one of its major sponsors, may go to watch the match at Nassau Cricket County Ground in New York. A source said, “If everything goes well, Sachin will watch the match in New York and will also encourage the Indian team. It is not known whether he will meet the players before the match or not, but his presence in the gallery will be enough to boost the morale of Rohit Sharma's team.”

Tendulkar, the leading run-scorer in Test and ODI cricket, has played six 50-over World Cups between 1992 and 2011. He was also the ICC brand ambassador for the 2015 ODI World Cup. India won the ICC's first T20 World Cup title in 2007. Under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India won the trophy by defeating Pakistan in the final.

The Indian team has been placed in Group A of the T20 World Cup. Apart from India's arch rival Pakistan, this group also has Ireland, Canada and America. The Indian team will start its campaign with a match against Ireland on June 5. After this, the big match between India and Pakistan will be played on June 9. The team will play against America on June 12 and Canada on June 15.

first published : May 28, 2024, 11:06 pm IST

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