Sachin Tendulkar’s Anticipated Presence Adds Buzz to India vs Pakistan Clash At T20 WC 2024
By CricShots - May 29, 2024 5:46 pm
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Cricket enthusiasts worldwide are eagerly anticipating the showdown between India and Pakistan at the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 in New York on June 9. Adding to the excitement, reports suggest that cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar might grace the match to cheer on the Men in Blue.

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India vs Pakistan

Sources close to the ICC reveal that Tendulkar, affiliated with one of the global body’s major sponsors, is likely to occupy a seat at the Nassau County ground for this pivotal group stage clash. His presence is expected to serve as a significant morale boost for the Rohit Sharma-led Indian squad.

“Yes, if all goes as planned, Sachin will be attending the match in New York to support the Indian team,” disclosed a source familiar with the ICC’s operations, as reported by News18.

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Widely hailed as one of cricket’s greatest batsmen, the 51-year-old maestro holds numerous batting records across formats. With a legacy spanning six 50-over World Cups from 1992 to 2011, Tendulkar’s iconic stature resonates globally. Additionally, he previously served as the ICC’s ‘Brand Ambassador’ during the 2015 ODI World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar 

“It’s yet to be confirmed whether he’ll interact with the players before the game, but his mere presence in the stands will undoubtedly lift the spirits of Rohit Sharma and his squad as they face this crucial group stage challenge,” the source elaborated.

While Rohit Sharma and his teammates have already landed in New York for their group-stage fixtures, Virat Kohli is set to join them shortly. The team has commenced training sessions, gearing up for their World Cup opener without any warm-up matches.

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India’s goal in the upcoming tournament is to secure their second T20 WC title. Placed in Group A alongside Ireland, Pakistan, and the United States, their group-stage encounters will unfold at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in East Meadow, New York.