Pakistani cricketer on Team India’s defeat: The result of the final match of World Cup 2023 is being discussed not only in India but all over the world. In the neighboring country Pakistan, much more analysis is being done regarding this. Former cricketers of Pakistan are counting the reasons for India’s defeat in this match from their own perspective. It includes names ranging from legendary player Wasim Akram to Shoaib Akhtar. Know what these big players of Pakistan are saying on India’s defeat…
Wasim Akram praised Pat Cummins a lot
Wasim Akram, who is counted among the world’s greatest fast bowlers, gave the most credit for this victory to Pat Cummins. He said, ‘I had said earlier also that Pat Cummins has proved himself in Test captaincy and he will do the same in ODIs also. He completely maintained his lead in the final. In bowling, he took two wickets for just 34 runs in 10 overs. Then he remained excellent in captaincy also. He showed great wisdom in which bowler to bring when.
Wasim also considered the nature of toss and pitch as an important factor in the final match. He said, ‘Both teams were good but toss matters in cricket. In Australia the ball starts swinging at night, whereas in our country (India-Pakistan) batting becomes easier due to dew at night. This definitely makes a difference in the results.
Misbah said- Australia read the pitch well
Former Pakistan batsman Misbah-ul-Haq says, ‘The Australian team should be given credit for this victory that they understood the nature of the pitch better than India. Perhaps Australia thought that if they bowled first, they could get reverse swing. It will not be easy to score if the ball is old. If dew falls in the second innings, India’s spinners will not be very effective. In such a situation, credit goes to Pat Cummins because he took the right decision.
Rameez Raja attributed the defeat to the slow partnership between Virat and KL
Former Pakistani cricketer and PCB chairman Rameez Raja said, ‘After the poor shot of Rohit Sharma, the Indian innings faltered and could not score a big score. This was not a 240 score pitch. There should have been 300 runs here. India should have reached at least 270 or 280. KL Rahul did not score runs at the speed he wanted. India had a good start. Rohit was dominant but after his departure, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli started building a partnership. There was a partnership between Labuschagne and Head also, but their speed of scoring runs was better.
Shoaib Akhtar said- the pitch was bad
Shoaib Akhtar, the world’s fastest bowler, said, ‘I was very sad to see the wicket. India should have made a good pitch here. The pitch should have been fast and bouncy. The match should have been played on a red clay pitch. The Indian team had reached the finals by playing very well and not with the help of luck. He should have got a good pitch in the final.
Moeen Khan praised Australia’s fielding and strategy
Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Moin Khan said, ‘Counter attack was not seen at all from India’s side. After Rohit’s dismissal, the Indian players came to a standstill. No one mustered the courage to attack. The reason for this was Australia’s excellent bowling, excellent field setting and excellent fielding. Fielding created such pressure that Indian batsmen started playing even by stopping the ball being hit. Pat Cummins changed his bowlers brilliantly.
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