Virender Sehwag reveals how Sachin Tendulkar’s tactical masterstroke helped India to win 2011 Cricket World Cup

Sehwag revealed that it was his opening partner Sachin Tendulkar who advised then captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to bat up the order following the dismissal of Virat Kohli.

Former India opener and IndiaTV cricket expert Virender Sehwag recalled the iconic 2011 World Cup triumph on channel’s show ‘Cricket Ki Baat’ and revealed the actual reason behind the big tactical change in the batting order during the final match against Sri Lanka.

Sehwag revealed that it was his opening partner Sachin Tendulkar who advised then captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to bat up the order following the dismissal of Virat Kohli.



The tactical move changed the course of the game as Sri Lanka were holding the grip of the game until Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir’s 109-run partnership set the tone for India’s second World Cup triumph.

“Sachin Tendulkar told MS Dhoni, if a righty gets out, then go for a righty and if a lefty gets out, go for a lefty. And then Virat Kohli got out and in place of him, MS Dhoni went to bat and that’s why Yuvraj Singh didn’t play at number 4 despite being in good form,” Sehwag explained.



captain Dhoni played unbeaten knock of 91 runs in the final alongside a gritty Gambhir who scored a sensible 97 runs.

Dhoni struck a six to clinch India’s second World Cup in the over of Nuwan Kulasekara.

Tendulkar got it spot on as according to the batting great the move was a tactical decision to counter the Sri Lankan bowling attack, especially the great spinner Muttiah Muralitharan.

Source : India TV

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