Pakistan’s cricket veterans have praised the Indian cricket team for their outstanding performance in the World Cup, even though they lost to Australia. Wasim Akram and Rashid Latif, in particular, have expressed their admiration for India’s dominance in the sport.
Akram noted that defeats like the one in the final were just a part of the game. He also highlighted India’s cricket infrastructure, citing the effective programs and depth of talent that sustains Indian cricket. Akram said, “India had one bad day, and unfortunately, it came in the final.” However, he added that their cricket is still in a good place.
Latif agreed with Akram’s sentiments and attributed India’s loss to psychological factors. He also praised Mohammed Shami as the standout player for India in the World Cup.
Former Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq lauded Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for their leadership skills during the tournament. He also emphasized that younger players must have learned a lot from them during the World Cup. Misbah-ul-Haq commented, “The Indian team has shown great potential and they should continue to strive for success.”