The Pakistan cricket fraternity showered the Indian crew with reward for his or her unimaginable run to the ultimate of World Cup, with the legendary Wasim Akram saying their cricket “is in an excellent place” regardless of the loss to Australia within the title conflict. Australia ended India’s run within the remaining with a six-wicket victory to increase their dominance within the match. “Clearly they should be shattered to lose the ultimate however in cricket this stuff occur. India had one dangerous day, and sadly, it got here within the remaining,” Akram stated.
“You take a look at their construction, the cash for gamers, the nicely thought out packages and the again up expertise they usually actually simply have to proceed doing this stuff. Their cricket is in an excellent place,” he added.
Akram stated as a former participant he is aware of how mentally robust the Australians are in knockout match.
“I used to be captain once we performed them within the 1999 World Cup remaining and though we had crushed them within the league stage, within the remaining they had been a distinct aspect similar to yesterday in Ahmedabad.” Some, like former Pakistan wicketkeeper Rashid Latif, felt the Indian crew was under no circumstances inferior to the Australians.
“Possibly it’s only a psychological factor with the Indian gamers. This crew was worthy of successful the World Cup remaining however all credit score to the Australians for displaying as soon as once more how mentally robust and organised they’re of their sports activities,” Latif stated.
Latif termed seamer Mohammad Shami’s bowling within the World Cup as excellent.
“You take a look at the way in which he has come up and carried out so nicely. He was for my part the standout participant for India on this World Cup.” Pakistan’s former captain Misbah ul Haq felt that the Australians had learn the pitch higher than the Indians and the toss proved important.
“A aspect batting first required over 300 on this pitch to defend it,” he stated.
Misbah additionally praised Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for main by instance all through the match.
“I believe the youthful gamers should have learnt lots from these two within the dressing room and in any other case on this World Cup.” Former gamers Basit Ali and Kamran Akmal believed that it was time for India to start out focussing on constructing a T20 aspect for subsequent yr’s World Cup.
“…However will probably be troublesome for the Indian selectors to not think about Rohit, Virat or Jadeja for the collection in South Africa and even the Champions Trophy in 2025,” Basit stated.
Former batsman Mohsin Khan stated that Pakistan should study from how India and Australia had tailored themselves to the necessities of recent day cricket, particularly within the World Cup.
“As an alternative of taking a look at India’s defeat we should recognize the truth that this yr they’ve already performed in two ICC finals, shedding each occasions to Australia. They’re doing one thing proper.”
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