Chandigarh, May 14 (ANI): Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has come out in support of the cricket team after the Twenty20 World Cup debacle in the Caribbean.
Speaking at a sponsorship function here on Thursday, Tendulkar said that cricket is a game of uncertainties and people should not lose faith in the players.
"The players have been training hard. They know, and they understand their responsibility. But sometimes they click, sometimes it doesn't click. We Mumbai Indians also played so well, but in the finals things didn't work out for us. So, it can happen in cricket. All I can say right now is that the players need support so that they can start fresh again and look to deliver a better performance," he added.
Critics and former players blamed the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the team's dismal performance in the T20 World Cup.
Tendulkar, however, believed tournaments like IPL have their advantages and disadvantages, and as such, one cannot entirely blame the IPL for the defeat.
"IPL has its advantages and disadvantages. But the way you look at it is important. From my point of view, if somebody is not in good form so he then gets a platform to come back in form. And if someone is in good form, so you expect the batsman to continue his good form," he added.
Tendulkar said that everyone must remember that the Indian cricket team is still numero uno.
The Indian team was knocked out of the Twenty20 World Cup after losing all three games in the Super Eight stage. (ANI)