Video: When Sachin Tendulkar got his World Cup semi-finalists prediction right
During a promotional event for his autobiography ‘Playing It My Way’ last year in England, Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar was asked to predict the probable World Cup 2015 winner. Tendulkar, in reply, said it wouldn’t be possible for him to single out a team, but he did give away four teams that he thought would make it to the semi-finals. (watch the video below)
While the rest of the world waited for 46 matches (42 group stage matches + 4 quarter-finals) to find out who will make it to the last 4, Tendulkar, it seems, was always sure of the outcome. The last of the 4 quarter-finals ended today with New Zealand easing past West Indies in Wellington to book a semi-final clash against South Africa.
Interestingly, during the event, he had also ruled out any chances of England qualifying for the semi-finals. As it turned out, England had one of their worst World Cup campaigns of all-time and were eliminated in the group stages after an embarrassing defeat to Bangladesh in their last match.