New Delhi: World Cup-winning legends Imran Khan, Allan Border and Vivian Richards on Saturday said that India deserved to taste World Cup glory as the team has been the team to beat in the last few years.
Imran, who led Pakistan to 1992 World Cup triumph, said India's triumph after a gap of 28 years was a no fluke. "It is not that India suddenly came up to win the World Cup. There is a reason why they won it. They have been on the rise in the last few years. They have the all-round depth. India's World Cup victory was a no fluke," said Imran.
He said India's semifinal win over arch-rivals Pakistan had done a world of good to the confidence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men. "They went through a high pressure game against Pakistan. Today, there did not show any pressure. They were completely confident," he said.