Sachin Tendulkar has lauded Scotland for shocking top-ranked ODI side England on Sunday.
Tendulkar believes Scotland also deserve more playing time against more experienced teams to provide them the required exposure at this stage.
His comments comes after Scotland outplayed England by 6 runs while scoring their highest score in ODIs.
Cricket has all the ingredients to become a global game. Teams with massive potential like, Afghanistan, Ireland, Scotland along with many others have to be given more opportunities to play against the more experienced teams. Best way to provide great exposure. #SCOvENG
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 10, 2018
It also comes as a wake-up call for ICC that has restricted the World Cup to just 10 teams.
Scotland had narrowly missed out on qualifying for next edition of World Cup to be held in 2019.
Former India batsman and legendary player took to Twitter and said that Scotland’s victory- their first against England – shows that they have the ability to compete at the highest level if given the chance.
Recently, Ireland and Afghanistan have also given promising performances.
While playing their first Test match at home, Ireland crushed Pakistan who looked to be on the cusp of picking up a staggering win until the middle-order composed itself to pick up the win.
Last week, Afghanistan also defeated Bangladesh by 3-0 in T20Is in Dehradun.
England would be taking on Australia in limited overs matches, at home from Wednesday and Scotland would be facing Pakistan in two T20Is on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Scotland proving yet again that reducing the World Cup to 10 teams is absolutely bonkers ….. #SCOvENG
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 10, 2018
Results like today show that the @ICC do care about Associate cricket – they pour development resources in like no tomorrow and it is starting to show. Take your anger out on the member boards who don't want their power base threatened.#ScovEng
— Ed Cowan (@eddiecowan) June 10, 2018
Brilliant game in Edinburgh. Congratulations Scotland – a shame not to meet again at the World Cup! #SCOvENG
— England's Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) June 10, 2018