Tendulkar hails friend Dravid and team for India’s T20 WC success

Bengaluru, June 30 (UNI) Reflecting on the country’s triumphant moment in the T20 World Cup 2024, cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday underscored the pivotal role of his close friend Rahul Dravid in steering Team India to glory.

Under Dravid’s astute leadership, Team India showcased exceptional resilience and skill, overcoming challenges to secure the coveted title. “I am very happy for my friend Rahul Dravid, who missed out on the 2011 World Cup win but his leadership in this T20 World Cup victory has been immense. I am so, so happy for him,” Tendulkar expressed warmly on X.

Tendulkar also lauded Rohit Sharma’s outstanding captaincy, noting his ability to motivate the team after the setback of the 2023 ODI World Cup.

“Rohit Sharma’s superb captaincy has been commendable! To rebound from the 2023 ODI World Cup disappointment and lead the team to victory in the T20 World Cup is truly remarkable,” Tendulkar noted.

Jasprit Bumrah’s exceptional performance earned him the Player of the Tournament award, while Virat Kohli’s crucial contributions were recognised with the Player of the Match award in key matches throughout the tournament.

Acknowledging the continuity and mentorship within the Indian cricket team, Tendulkar highlighted the influential roles of Paras Mhambrey and Vikram Rathour, both of whom made their international debut just like Dravid in 1996, as integral to India’s success. “It was inspiring to witness Team India excel under the guidance of this ’96 cohort,” Tendulkar reminisced warmly.

“Every star added to the Team India jersey inspires our nation’s starry-eyed children to move one step closer to their dreams,” Tendulkar remarked proudly, as India proudly added the 4th star, marking another significant milestone in their cricketing legacy.

Tendulkar’s heartfelt reflections encapsulated the nation’s pride as India clinched their second T20 World Cup title, marking a journey defined by resilience and determination in the cricketing arena.

“From the lows of the 2007 ODI World Cup to this triumphant moment, Indian cricket has undergone a transformative journey,” Tendulkar celebrated, crediting Rahul Dravid for his significant role in this latest achievement.

As celebrations reverberate across the nation, Tendulkar extended heartfelt congratulations to players, coaches, support staff, and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (@BCCI) for their unwavering dedication, epitomising the unity and resolve that propelled India to victory in the T20 World Cup 2024.

“Chak de India,” Tendulkar concluded, echoing the jubilation of millions of cricket enthusiasts worldwide celebrating India’s triumph on the global stage.

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