The Pakistan cricket veterans have expressed their admiration for the Indian cricket team’s outstanding performance in the World Cup, despite losing the final to Australia.
Wasim Akram, one of the veterans, acknowledged India’s dominant position in sports. He stressed that defeats like the one in the final are just part of the game. Akram highlighted India’s cricket infrastructure, citing efficient programs and the depth of talent that sustains Indian cricket.
Despite their loss, Akram commented, “India had one bad day, and unfortunately, they made it to the final. He also noted: “You look at their structure, the money for the players, the well-designed programs and the reserve talent and they really need to keep doing these things.” Their cricket is in a good place.”
Rashid Latif concurred with these sentiments and suggested that the Indian team’s ability was on par with the Australians, attributing the loss to psychological factors. Furthermore, Latif praised Mohammad Shami and considered him India’s standout player in the World Cup.
Former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq praised Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for their leadership. He also pointed out that the younger players must have learned a lot from them during the World Cup.