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