Pakistani cricketers usually come under heavy criticism after losing to India, but the former cricketers have praised their team despite the loss to the arch-rivals in the Asia Cup. In Karachi too, big screens were set up everywhere to watch the match. Former Test spinner Iqbal Qasim said: “It was a great match and very close.
Karachi, 30 August. Pakistani cricketers usually come under heavy criticism after losing to India, but the former cricketers have praised their team despite the loss to the arch-rivals in the Asia Cup. Former Pakistan captain Moin Khan said: “The players from both the teams showed a lot of respect for each other before the match, so despite the loss to India, the team was not criticized and our team kept showing the fight till the end.” In Karachi too, big screens were installed to watch the match. Former Test spinner Iqbal Qasim said: “It was a great match and very close.
Even without Shaheen Shah Afridi, Pakistan team performed superbly. We missed the fourth fast bowler.” He said if Pakistan scored 15. Had we scored 20 more runs we could have won the match. Qasim said: “Our fast bowlers especially Naseem Shah and Shahnawaz Dahani bowled brilliantly. It was very inspiring to see the way Naseem completed the last over despite the injury.” Former Pakistan wicket-keeper-batsman Kamran Akmal heaped praise on Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja, saying they made the difference between the two teams.
Kamran said, “I think he did well under pressure. Hardik did wonders in batting and bowling. He is a master all-rounder.” Former fast bowlers Aqib Javed and Sikandar Bakht praised Hardik and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Aqib said: ‘Both used the short balls very well and got the edge. Babar Azam’s wicket and Naseem’s dismissal of Virat Kohli in the first over proved important.’ Former captain Shahid Afridi said that the match between the two big teams was bound to be interesting.
He said: “It was good to see the kind of fight that Pakistan played till the end. Naseem and Mohammad Nawaz bowled brilliantly.” Former captain Javed Miandad said India had a good strategy against Babar. He said: “It is not easy to get Babar out, so suddenly India bowled a short ball. Babar not scoring runs made a big difference. Our bowlers did well.
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