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ICC WORLD CUP: Sachin Tendulkar Reveals Motivational Conversation with the Indian Team Squad Before Clash against Pakistan in 2011

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During an exclusive interview with the ICC, Sachin Tendulkar revealed the inspirational conversation with the Team Squad Members ahead of the intense clash against Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. 

The 2011 Cricket World Cup remains fresh in the hearts and minds of the citizens of India even after twelve years. The archrivals have met each other seven times in the ICC World Cups. India has managed to win all seven matches with thrilling knocks from both sides.

India vs Pakistan 2011 was a thrilling game with hundreds of spectators in the Mohali stadium, along with the grace of the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan. Sachin Tendulkar recently revealed the huddle talk with the players ahead of the intense clash against the neighbours. 

Sachin Tendulkar on Delayed Lunch of Squad Members due to Tight Security 

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Sachin revealed the team had not received their pre-match lunch on time as the streets were flooded with fans and the security was tight. 

“Because of security reasons, you know, our food hadn’t reached the ground, and the whole team was agitated. The whole team was like, ‘Lunch kidhar hai? Where is our lunch? You know, this is the World Cup semi-finals we need to prepare ourselves and all that.

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Sachin Tendulkar Revealed the Huddle Talk of the Indian Team 

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As Team India won the toss and elected to bat first, The team got into an exclusive huddle talk to keep their morale high ahead of the intense clash. Sachin Tendulkar revealed the huddle talk to the world after 12 Years after winning the ICC World Cup in 2011. 

“So we were in a huddle, and that’s when I spoke briefly. I said, ‘The world is not bothered whether we’ve had our pre-match lunch or not. This is the World Cup semi-finals. 

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“If you are so hungry, show the world how many runs you can score or how many wickets you can pick. That is what they’re interested in. Nobody is interested in knowing whether you’ve had your lunch or breakfast. None. This is the World Cup semi-finals. Go out there and express yourselves.” 

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Sachin’s words seemed to have worked like magic for the team as they collectively scored 260 runs against Pakistan’s lethal bowling attack. Sachin Tendulkar scored 85 runs off 115 deliveries and balanced the team’s innings well. 

Indian bowlers successfully bowled the Pakistan Batting Line up in 49.5 overs and sealed the match with 29 runs in hand. India successfully qualified for the finals. India played the final match of the tournament against Sri Lanka in Mumbai and lifted the ICC World Cup 2011 Trophy for the second time. 

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