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Anywhere, on any wicket, we’re competitive: Sachin

Kolkata: Sachin Tendulkar has no hesitation in terming India as favourites going into the World Cup but what makes him happier is the team’s ability to be competitive “in any part of the world and on any surface”.

“I have gone on record saying that we have a perfect balance in the team where we will be competitive in any part of the world or on any surface,” Tendulkar said. “As far as our chances in the World Cup are concerned, I will not hesitate in saying that we are the favourites,” said Tendulkar. “My judgement on the toughest contenders would be England, while New Zealand would be the dark horse,” he opined. — PTI


Wellington: India celebrated their historic ODI series win over New Zealand by raising chants of “How’s the Josh”, a famous dialogue from the Bollywood movie Uri—The Surgical Strike. After the trophy was presented to the team, all-rounder Kedar Jadhav shouted “How’s the Josh” just like the character played by Vicky Kaushal in the film. In response, the other members of team chanted “High sir”. BCCI later shared the video of the celebration on its Twitter handle with the caption: “Looks like the ‘Josh’ in the squad is ‘High Sir’. India registered their biggest triumph on New Zealand soil across formats since they started touring the country in 1967.