Former Team India batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has reached Ahmedabad ahead of the much-anticipated 2023 World Cup final against Australia. The two sides will face one another in a 50-over World Cup final for the first time since 2003 and will hope to lift their 3rd silverware at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium.
Team India have been in supreme form throughout the tournament as they have gone unbeaten in the final, stretching their winning streak to 10 matches. The Men in Blue have also won against the finalists Australia earlier in the tournament and are brimming with confidence ahead of the final despite the opposition having won 5 titles.
Speaking to ANI, Tendulkar, who arrived in Ahmedabad stated:
"I have come here to extend my good wishes. Hopefully, we will lift the trophy today. Everyone was waiting for this day."
Australia had beaten India comprehensively in the 2003 World Cup final:
Meanwhile, Team India fans will be hoping for Rohit Sharma and co. to avenge their loss in the 2003 World Cup final in Johannesburg when Australia won by 125 runs. The Men in Blue seemed to have all their bases covered, with the top 6 in supreme form, headlined by Virat Kohli, who has compiled 711 runs in 10 innings with 3 centuries.
Despite India's form, they will not take Australia lightly as Pat Cummins and co. are coming off an eight-match winning streak since losing their first 2 matches. They have also won all the final since 1999.