MS Dhoni, nonetheless India’s wicketkeeper and captain when a aspect that includes Tendulkar received the 2011 World Cup last, turned 38 on Sunday.
“Wish you a happy birthday @msdhoni! Have a great year. All the very best for the next two games,” Tendulkar tweeted.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 7, 2019
When requested what he considered Tendulkar’s phrases, New Zealand coach Gary Stead hoped that the India batting legend will move on the identical want to their participant.
“I’m sure he would do that. I didn’t know that but hopefully we have a ‘birthday’ coming up and he wishes one of our guys it too,” Stead instructed reporters forward of New Zealand’s coaching session in Manchester.
India are but to play New Zealand within the World Cup 2019 because the league match between the 2 nations was deserted as a result of rain and not using a ball being bowled.
New Zealand completed fourth within the 10-team group stage and solely edged out Pakistan from a spot within the knockout levels on web run-rate.
Additionally they come into Tuesday’s match having misplaced their final three video games — towards Pakistan, Australia and England.
However Stead, who noticed his aspect’s group match towards India in Nottingham on June 13 washed out and not using a ball bowled, was unconcerned by the actual fact few gave New Zealand a lot of an opportunity.
“I hope everyone thinks that. I’m not spending a lot of time worrying about what other people are thinking, whether we should be here or not,” he mentioned.
“India are a top quality workforce. There is not any doubt they have match-winners proper all through their line-up.
“Hopefully you will see what Kiwis are manufactured from on the market as nicely, that ‘no die’ angle and I guess rise up when we have to.”
(With AFP inputs)