The Indian cricket team has received praise from Pakistan’s cricket veterans for their outstanding performance in the World Cup, even though they lost to Australia in the final. Wasim Akram, one of Pakistan’s greatest cricketers, has acknowledged India’s dominance in the sport and commended their infrastructure.
Akram stated that defeats like the one in the final were just a part of the game and emphasized India’s effective programs and depth of talent that sustains Indian cricket. He also noted that India had one bad day that happened to be on the final day, but he commended their 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’s. He attributed India’s loss to psychological factors and 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 and highlighted that younger players must have learned a lot from them during the World Cup. Despite their loss, Akram believes that Indian cricket is in a good place, and they will continue to thrive if they continue doing what they are doing well.