“Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and magician Wasim Akram are by far the biggest World Cup heroes the world has seen,” said former India stumper Kiran More, who participated in the 1987 and 1992 editions of the World Cup.
“Sachin’s contribution to Indian cricket is immense and if the rest of the team contributed more to his efforts, we could have regained the World Cup much sooner than 2011,” More said at the book launch of ‘World Cup Heroes’ by cricket writer Chandresh Narayanan and published by Popular Prakashan. More is the Series Editor of the title.
Elaborating on the greatness of Akram, the Baroda-based former chairman of national selectors said, “ Wasim was the toughest bowler to face — you can ask any cricketer who played against him. Sachin, however, tackled him better than any other batsman.”