Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has rated Yuvraj Singh‘s terrific run, both with the bat as well as on the field, in the ICC World Cup 2011 as one of his top World Cup moments. Tendulkar, who was part of the Indian squad that won the 2011 edition of cricket’s premier tournament, picked his favourite moments from each World Cup that he played in.

While he picked Wasim Akram’s memorable spell in the final of the 1992 event between Pakistan and England, in which he made his World Cup debut, he went on to select the partnership between Arjuna Ranatunga and Aravinda de Silva in the final of the 1996 World Cup as the defining moment of that edition.

The 318-run stand between Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly in the India-Sri Lanka group game was Sachin’s pick in the ICC World Cup 1999. Ricky Ponting‘s unbeaten knock of 140 in the final of the 2003 World Cup happened to be a vivid memory of the retired Indian batsman’s mind. He chose to ignore the memories of the 2007 World Cup, in which India were knocked out of the tournament in the very first round after a shock defeat to Bangladesh.

Tendulkar played a total of 45 World Cup matches, which is the highest after Ricky Ponting (46). The batting maestro holds the record for most runs in World Cups, scoring 2,278 runs at an average of 56.95, including six centuries. His highest score of 152 came against Namibia during the 2003 edition, in which India beat the Southern African nation by 181 runs.