Sachin Tendulkar's Career Would Have Been Incomplete Without World Cup Triumph: Wasim Akram

Legendary Pakistan bowler Wasim Akram said modern day greats like Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly would regret not being part of World Cup winning sides in their illustrious careers.

Updated: November 05, 2014 16:03 IST
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Sachin Tendulkar with the World Cup at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai in 2011.


Dubai: Pakistani fast bowling legend Wasim Akram Wednesday said that former Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar's illustrious career would not have been complete without the 2011 World Cup victory, which eventually made him the greatest cricketer. (Sachin Tendulkar Attacks Greg Chappell in His Book)

"Personally, I think a World Cup triumph completes the career of a professional cricketer. And the testament to this are the reactions of Tendulkar when he lifted the World Cup in his sixth attempt in Mumbai in 2011," Akram wrote in a column on the eve of '100 days to go to the ICC World Cup 2015' celebrations. (Tendulkar Claims Untrue: Chappell)

"These were an expression of total satisfaction from a modest and humble player who wanted to win the World Cup so desperately. On 2 April 2011, Tendulkar engraved his name in gold as the greatest, most accomplished and complete cricketer." (Tendulkar vs Chappell: Dravid Refuses to Take Sides)

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