Opening batsman Virender Sehwag has said that India won the World Cup because of the team's form and not just because of skipper MS Dhoni.
Asked what has been Dhoni's strength that has enabled him to lead the side to two World Cup victories -- 2007 Twenty20 and 50-over in 2011, he said, "Dhoni got a very strong team. When you get a strong team, it is easier to perform well just like Australia did at one point of time. We won World Cup because we had a very strong team which was ably backed by Dhoni's leadership."
Speaking on the sidelines of a cricket academy's inauguration, Sehwag said that both World Cup wins for India came because of a collective effort. ( Related read: Sachin has the right to pick and choose series, says Sehwag)
Included in the side for the series in Sri Lanka to be played later this month, Sehwag added that other sides which have claimed the World Cup have played as a unit too. "Isse pahle Australia bhi jab jeeti thee to unke paas team achhee thee. Steve Waugh kee wajah se naheen jeeti thee Australia.(When Australia won the World Cup, they had a good side. It was not because of Steve Waugh)."