New Delhi, Feb 14 (PTI) Sachin Tendulkar is by far thegreatest batsman of all time and has it in him tosingle-handedly win a tournament as big as the World Cup,according to former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas.
The elegant batsman of the yesteryears said that theIndian team is lucky to have someone like Tendulkar in itsranks.
"Though in cricket it''s said that no single player canwin an event as big as the World Cup for his team, I feel thatSachin has it in him to bring the cup for his country," Abbassaid.
Abbas had no hesitation in saying that Tendulkar isirreplaceable, and not even the dangerous Virender Sehwag cancome anywhere close to the champion batsman from Mumbai.
Former India player, Kirti Azad, too, nodded in agreementwith Abbas and said that no one is better than Tendulkar.
Talking about India''s strength during a special World Cupprogramme on IBN7, Abbas said the current team has an array ofstrokeplayers who can single-handedly change the course of thegame.
Azad, a member of the 1983 World Cup-winning side,however, felt that if Sehwag can get off to a good start, noone can stop India from winning.
Former India spinner, Maninder Singh felt that skipperMahendra Singh Dhoni should bat at number six as he hasmatured into an excellent finisher in recent times.
Maninder also said that the young Virat Kohli, at times,reminds him of Sehwag.