"Yesterdays' knock of Sachin is one of the worst I have seen him play. But he's a great player and would come out of it," said the former Test cricketer about the champion batsman's scratchy innings in which he gave four 'lives' and was also saved by the Decision Review System early on.
Borde praised the team's bowlers and fielders and said their show was the key to the victory over Pakistan, India's fifth in as many Cup ties.
"The performance of the Indian team yesterday was because of the controlled bowling exhibited by all the bowlers which was well supported by the fielders. That was the key to our victory over Pakistan. The bowling has improved as they are concentrating more on line and length.
Image: India batsman Sachin Tendulkar follows his shot for a four during the Cricket World Cup semifinal match between Pakistan and India in Mohali, India, Wednesday, March 30, 2011.