"I am also happy with the way the team has learned to get over its deficiencies in such a short period of time. They were also as cool as Dhoni. If you are cool and calm, you can exhibit better control," Borde added.
Borde was of the opinion that Tendulkar, who would be 38 on April 24, looked a bit unsettled for the first time in his glittering 22-year-old international career, but was confident it will be put behind.
"Yesterday he did not look comfortable. I have not seen Tendulkar looking so uncomfortable. He is such a great player, I'm sure he will be seen at his best in the final," he said.
Image: India's captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, left, celebrates the wicket of Pakistan's Umar Akmal, right, during the Cricket World Cup semifinal match between India and Pakistan in Mohali, India, Wednesday, March 30, 2011.