Sachin reacts to England lifting WC after super over tie
Legendary Sachin Tendulkar who is a part of India’s 2011 World Cup-winning team, was not really pleased with the tie-breaker rule which says that the team with more boundary count after a Super Over should be declared as the winner.
The 46-year-old chastised the rule and then went on to suggest an alternative rule for it. He suggested that, in case of a tie in the Super Over, there should be one more Super Over shootout to decide the final winner. He also specified that the rule should not be limited to a World Cup final alone but every game to find a winner.
“I feel there should be another Super Over to decide the winner, instead of considering the number of boundaries scored by both teams. Not just in a World Cup final. Every game is important. Like in football, when teams go into extra time, nothing else matters,” Tendulkar said.
Sachin Tendulkar also joined the bandwagon with Rohit Sharma also disapproving the rule.
Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma too asked for a revision in the ICC rule. He took to his official Twitter handle to tweet: “Some rules in cricket definitely needs a serious look in.”
Yuvraj Singh who was named the man of the tournament in 2011 ODI World Cup was also terribly upset with New Zealand’s defeat to England. He also vent out his frustration on Twitter saying that he doesn’t agree with ICC rule.
“I don’t agree with that rule! But rules are rules congratulations to England on finally winning the World Cup, my heart goes out for the Kiwis they fought till the end. Great game an epic final!!!!,” Yuvraj Singh tweeted.
Unfortunately, there has to be one winner between the two teams and that too based on boundary count. This was the first time in a World Cup final that the game was decided on the basis of the boundary count tie-breaker rule.
(With IANS inputs)