Despite their loss in the World Cup final to Australia, Pakistan’s cricket veterans have expressed their admiration for India’s outstanding performance. 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.
Akram also highlighted India’s cricket infrastructure, citing the effective programs and the depth of talent that sustains Indian cricket. He noted that despite their loss, India had one bad day, which came at an unfortunate time. However, he praised their structure, player support systems, and well-thought-out programs.
Rashid Latif agreed with these sentiments and suggested that psychological factors played a significant role in India’s loss. He praised Mohammed Shami as the standout player for India in the World Cup and lauded Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for their leadership skills.
Former Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq also lauded Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for their leadership skills and noted that younger players must have learned a lot from them during the World Cup. Overall, Pakistan’s cricket veterans recognized India’s capabilities as a formidable team in world cricket.