Wahab Riaz’s hostile six-over burst against Australia has been hailed as the spell of the Cricket World Cup by Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar has hailed Pakistan paceman Wahab Riaz for producing the standout bowling spell of the Cricket World Cup.

In an interview with the International Cricket Council (ICC), India great Tendulkar – an event ambassador for the World Cup – said: “One spell that stands out the most, according to what I saw, is definitely Wahab Riaz’s spell.

“He didn’t pick up many wickets in that spell, but [what] a spell to watch. To me, I think the spell of the tournament. Those kind of performances stay with you forever.”

Tendulkar highlighted a number of other impressive individual performances during the six-week tournament, reserving praise for the likes of Martin Guptill, Chris Gayle, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, AB de Villiers, Mitchell Starc and Kumar Sangakkara.

“We all enjoyed those performances,” added the 41-year-old. “Fifteen years down the line you will be talking about these innings and these spells.”