Mumbai: Retired batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has backed defending champion India to do well at next year's World Cup because of the team's all-round ability. (Also read: Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography promises special treat to fans)
"India is definitely among the strong contenders for the title," Tendulkar was quoted as saying in Chennai by The Hindu newspaper on Thursday. "It is a well-balanced side and is tough to beat."
The 41-year-old Tendulkar, who retired last year with the most runs and most centuries in both tests and one-day internationals, praised all facets of the Indian team as it took a 3-0 lead after four games of a five-match ODI series in England. (Related: ODI wins great but don't forget Test rout, says Gavaskar)