World Cup 2019: India won’t be overconfident because of 6-0 record vs Pakistan, says Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgBatting great Sachin Tendulkar has said India will certainly not be complacent when they take on Pakistan in the blockbuster ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match on Sunday in Manchester.India haven’t lost to Pakistan in a World Cup encounter, winning all their 6 meetings so far in the quadrennial showpiece event. However, India were outclassed by 180 runs in the final of Champions Trophy 2017, which was also the last time the two Asian rivals met at an ICC event.”That’s a positive comeback [Champions Trophy win in 2017]. After having been 6-0 down, the last one that they [Pakistan] had won. Indian team wouldn’t be overconfident. We are confident but we won’t be overconfident. I can fully understand that Ravi [Shastri], Virat [Kohli] and all the senior players would be emphasizing that we got to be on our toes, go out and play what we are good at,” Sachin Tendulkar said.Tendulkar also pointed out that India are certainly 100% better at the moment due to the consistent success in the recent past in ODI cricket.India have been dominant against Pakistan since the 2015 World Cup, winning 3 of their 4 meetings in ODI cricket. India had comfortably thrashed Pakistan in both their Asia Cup 2018 meetings.”I think when you are winning you are thinking different, but we, as a team, always think that we can’t be overconfident. Pack those confident things in the kitbag and travel with it. The team which is winning invariably the thought process is different and you believe you can pull through difficult situations,” Tendulkar added.advertisementAgainst Australia, Pak lost wickets at critical moments. They are a decent side and were in the game till the end,” he added.”At this stage 100% India are the better side. The way we have been performing for a number of months now we have been right at the top and carrying the momentum all the way.”Also Read | India vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019: Shoaib Akhtar cracks rain joke ahead of Sunday blockbusterAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Why India are outright favourites against PakistanAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Indian team will beat Pakistan 7 out of 10 times, says Kapil DevAlso See:last_img

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