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 a very good place” regardless of the loss to Australia within the title conflict. Australia ended India’s run within the last with a six-wicket victory to increase their dominance within the match. “Clearly they have to be shattered to lose the ultimate however in cricket these items occur. India had one dangerous day, and sadly, it got here within the last,” Akram mentioned.
“You take a look at their construction, the cash for gamers, the nicely thought out applications and the again up expertise and so they actually simply must proceed doing these items. Their cricket is in a very good place,” he added.
Akram mentioned as a former participant he is aware of how mentally powerful the Australians are in knockout match.
“I used to be captain after we performed them within the 1999 World Cup last and though we had crushed them within the league stage, within the last they had been a unique aspect identical to yesterday in Ahmedabad.” Some, like former Pakistan wicketkeeper Rashid Latif, felt the Indian crew was on no account inferior to the Australians.
“Perhaps it’s only a psychological factor with the Indian gamers. This crew was worthy of profitable the World Cup last however all credit score to the Australians for exhibiting as soon as once more how mentally powerful and organised they’re of their sports activities,” Latif mentioned.
Latif termed seamer Mohammad Shami’s bowling within the World Cup as excellent.
“You take a look at the best way he has come up and executed 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 very important.
“A aspect batting first required over 300 on this pitch to defend it,” he mentioned.
Misbah additionally praised Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for main by instance all through the match.
“I believe the youthful gamers will need to have learnt rather a lot 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 it is going to be troublesome for the Indian selectors to not take into account Rohit, Virat or Jadeja for the collection in South Africa and even the Champions Trophy in 2025,” Basit mentioned.
Former batsman Mohsin Khan mentioned 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 admire the truth that this yr they’ve already performed in two ICC finals, shedding each instances to Australia. They’re doing one thing proper.”
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