Pakistan’s cricket veterans have praised the Indian cricket team for their exceptional performance in the World Cup, despite their defeat in the final against Australia. Wasim Akram, former captain of Pakistan, acknowledged India’s current strong position in the sport and highlighted the effective programs and depth of talent that keep Indian cricket thriving.
Reflecting on India’s cricket infrastructure, Akram pointed out that although setbacks like losing a final are part of the game, he commended India for their ability to bounce back and continue to excel. Recalling his experience as a captain when Pakistan played against India in the 1999 World Cup final, he mentioned that they were a different side than they are now.
Rashid Latif echoed similar sentiments, attributing India’s loss to psychological factors but praising Mohammed Shami as the standout player for India in this World Cup. He also commended Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma for their leadership skills and suggested that they must have learned a lot from each other while playing together.
Former Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq commended India for their effective programs and depth of talent but emphasized that they need to continue to work hard if they want to become champions again. He also pointed out that the Australian team had shown once again how mentally tough and organized they are in their sports, suggesting that India needs to focus on improving these areas if they want to become world champions.