Don`t create fuss about `WC for Sachin`: Chauhan

Updated: Feb 05, 2011, 22:05 PM IST

New Delhi: Former India Test opener Chetan Chauhan joined the growing list of cricketers who believe India have a great chance of lifting the coveted World Cup after a gap of 28 years but warned against creating unnecessary fuss about `winning it for Tendulkar`.

Stating that it would not be right to attribute our hunger to lift the Cup with Tendulkar, Chauhan said that it might have an adverse impact on the team.

"There is no need to hype that the team wants to win the World Cup for Tendulkar. It will only add to the pressure, which is not good for the team going into the tournament," said the former cricketer.

"Despite playing for more than two decades, Sachin is yet to be a part of the World Cup winning team so he would definitely be looking to lift the Trophy for the nation this time around and more so because it may well be his last World Cup appearance," he added.

Insisting that India have been playing some fine cricket over the past couple of years, the 63-year-old said that the home conditions would only help their cause.

"India have a very good chance of bagging the World Cup. If you see we have been playing extremely good cricket over the past couple of years. Players are in good form and the combination of the team is really good. The home conditions will be an added advantage," said Chauhan on the sidelines of a function ahead of felicitation ceremony of the Asian and Commonwealth Games medal winners by Krida Bharti -- a body devoted to the promotion of sports across India.

Heaping praises on hard-hitting batsman Yusuf Pathan, the former Test player said that the lad from Baroda has the ability to change the complexion of the game.

"Yusuf is definitely a game-changer. The century he scored against South Africa would have really done his confidence a lot of good."

PTI