Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has advised players to participate in the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League only after assessing their fitness. Tendulkar came up with this suggestion as the next year’s World Cup, slated to be held in England will be played shortly after the IPL 2019.
Tendulkar, who featured in 6 World Cup across his 24-year long career, said it is the responsibility of every player to take care of his injuries.
"It is the responsibility of every player to take care of his injuries and there should be proper communication with the team-management, in case there is a risk of the injury getting aggravated in the future," Sachin Tendulkar quoted as saying by Zee News.
The batting maestro also expressed his confidence in India's ability to lift the upcoming World Cup. He feels India is an excellent all-round unit comprising of top-quality bowlers and batsmen.
"India is well prepared for the 2019 World Cup in England. We enjoy a very good chance to lift the cup considering the presence of quality players and several senior cricketers in the squad as well," Tendulkar opined.
Sachin also had a word of caution for the team. He pointed out how Virat Kohli’s individual brilliance was not good enough for the team in the recent away series against England.
"However, it should not be the case that only one player is deemed responsible for leading the side on to the World Cup. Virat Kohli performed exceptionally well in the recent series against England, but the team failed to contribute effectively as a whole, resulting in poor results," he concluded.