Virender Sehwag “When Sri Lanka reached the 2011 World Cup final” in T20 World Cup 2021

Virender Sehwag “When Sri Lanka reached the 2011 World Cup final” in T20 World Cup 2021. Sehwag, the 2011 Cricket World Cup winner, recalls a different kind of confidence. In the Indian team after they overcame Australia in the mega event’s quarterfinals. Speaking in Hindi on Cricbuzz Live. Ahead of Pakistan’s semifinal match against Australia in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. After Sri Lanka qualified for the final, Sehwag stated that the Indian team was sure of victory. In addition, they have a long history of victories over the Islanders in the build-up to the huge event. India went into the summit match with a winning mindset.

“When we used to have a chat in the Indian camp, we were talking about how we can defeat Pakistan and Sri Lanka,” he said. “When Sri Lanka reached the final, we were sure of winning because when Gary Kirsten was the coach, we played many matches against Sri Lanka and recorded many wins. We had a clear mindset that we will win the World Cup, we just had to play to our potential on the big day,” Virender Sehwag said.

Sri Lanka also competed in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup semifinals for the first time. Also, for a spot in the summit clash, they defeated New Zealand. By defeating Pakistan, India secured a berth in the final. India won the 50-over World Cup for the first time on April 2, 2011. With a six-wicket win against Sri Lanka on home ground, Australia has taken control of the series.

Virender Sehwag "When Sri Lanka reached the 2011 World Cup final" in T20 World Cup 2021

Virender Sehwag

Furthermore, Virender Sehwag spoke about Australia’s dominance in knockout games. Also, mentioned that the Indian team knew neither Pakistan nor Sri Lanka. They had a stronger squad than Australia. Hence, when the Men in Blue prevailed over the Aussies in the quarterfinals. They knew they could win the trophy.

“Lastly, see when we defeated Australia in the 50-over World Cup, we knew that neither Pakistan nor Sri Lanka is stronger than them,” he added. “If we can defeat them, we can defeat the other two as well. We knew we could win the World Cup. So that was our mindset after the win against Australia,” Sehwag said.

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