Despite their loss to Australia in the World Cup, Pakistan’s cricket veterans have expressed their admiration for India’s outstanding performance throughout the tournament.
Wasim Akram has acknowledged India’s dominant position in the sport and emphasized that defeats like the one in the final were just a part of the game. He also highlighted India’s cricket infrastructure, citing their effective programs and the depth of talent that sustains Indian cricket.
Despite their loss, Akram commented, “India had one bad day, and unfortunately, it came in the final.” However, he noted that Indian cricket was in a good place due to its structure, money for players, well-thought-out programs and backup talent.
Rashid Latif agreed with these sentiments and suggested that India’s capabilities were on par with Australia, attributing the loss to psychological factors. Furthermore, Latif praised Mohammed Shami as the standout player for India in the World Cup.
Lastly, former Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq lauded Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for their leadership skills. He also highlighted that younger players must have learned a lot from them during the World Cup.