India begin their World Cup campaign on June 5 against South Africa at Southampton.
“I would be disappointed if India doesn’t win the World Cup and I’m hoping that we will bring the Cup,” he said. Azhar, who led India in three World Cups (1992, 1996 and 1999), also felt not much should be read into Kohli’s poor run as captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. RCB were knocked out at the league stage.
“Ups and downs happen in life. But looking at his records and statistics, there is no need to worry. I feel he (Kohli) would have saved his best for the World Cup,” said the former batsman, who scored over 9,000 runs in 334 One Day Internationals