Sachin Tendulkar XI team has five Indians
Sachin Tendulkar has made a list of top XI cricketers from this World Cup, and five of them are Indians.
The Master Blaster chose Indian captain Virat Kohli, vice-captain Rohit Sharma, pacer Jasprit Bumrah, all-rounder Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja from Indian squad.
Virat has won accolades for his captaincy even from other team members, while Rohit was the highest scorer with 648 runs which included five centuries. Jadeja made the playing XI despite featuring in just two matches in the tournament.
Jasprit Bumrah obviously made it to the list because of his fabulous bowling and Pandya for his strikes.
Tendulkar named New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson as the captain of the team. Williamson was the player of the tournament. Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who had taken 11 wickets and amassed over 600 runs in the World Cup, was included too.
Star of the World Cup final, England’s Ben Stokes was the other batting all-rounder in the list.
Australian Mitchell Starc, who claimed 27 wickets and England’s Jofra Archer were the pacers.
The God of Cricket named England’s Jonny Bairstow as the wicket keeper of the XI team.
In 1996, when Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi was playing against Sri Lanka, he didn't have a proper bat. Waqar Younis gave him Sachin Tendulkar’s bat. Afridi hit 11 sixes and six boundaries with the bat and scored a 37-ball century which was the then fastest ODI century. The record now belongs to South Africa's AB de Villiers (31 balls).