ICC World Cup 2023
Sachin Tendulkar and India {PC: Twitter}

The ICC World Cup 2023 is on and so far in the first week we have witnessed some exciting brand of cricket. All the teams are leaving no stone unturned and have made sure that they bring their best cricket. The tournament promises to be entertaining and with the way the first week has panned out, it’s fair to say that the real picture is yet to be seen. 

ICC World Cup 2023: Sachin Tendulkar picks Yuvraj Singh as a player from 2011 Indian World Cup squad whom he wants in the 2023 squad 

Yuvraj Singh has announced his return from retirement, likely to be on the field on February
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As the ICC World Cup 2023 is on, batting great Sachin Tendulkar during an interaction with fans on a YouTube channel was asked a tough question. He, however, made it easy and in a flash gave his answer. 

The former Indian captain was asked apart from Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin If he could add one member from India’s World Cup-winning squad in 2011 to the current squad, who would it be? 

Sachin Tendulkar didn’t hesitant and immediately named Yuvraj Singh. The former Indian all-rounder was one of the biggest reason why India won the ICC World Cup 2011. He was crowned as the Player of the Tournament as he played a great role with both bat and ball. 

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Yuvraj Singh amassed 362 runs in 8 innings at a strike rate of 86.19 in the ICC World Cup. He smashed one hundred and four fifties as well. With the ball as well he was on the top as he 15 wickets and was India’s second-highest wicket-taker. 

ICC World Cup 2023: Yuvraj Singh backs Shubman Gill to become the best player of this generation

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Shubman Gill | AP Photo

Yuvraj Singh recently backed young batter Shubman Gill to be the best player of this generation. He said that the young batter has the potential to achieve great heights and can do wonders in the coming years. 

Speaking to the Week, Yuvraj Singh said: “Shubman Gill has the potential to become the best player of this generation”.

Shubman Gill in the short span of time has developed himself into the mainstay of the Indian batting lineup. He’s currently the No.2 ranked batter in the ODIs and is the leading run-getter in the 50-over format this year. 

He’s currently part of the Indian squad for the ICC World Cup 2023. But hasn’t featured in two games as he has been tested positive for dengue. The batter is likely to be back soon.