The Indian cricket team has received praise from Pakistan’s cricket veterans for their outstanding performance in the World Cup, despite their loss to Australia in the final. Wasim Akram acknowledged India’s strong position in the sport and emphasized that setbacks like the final loss were part of the game.
Reflecting on India’s cricket infrastructure, Akram highlighted the effective programs and the depth of talent that keep Indian cricket thriving. He expressed his belief that India’s cricket is in a good place due to their structure, fund allocation for players, and well-thought-out programmes.
Rashid Latif echoed similar sentiments, pointing out that the Indian team’s capabilities were on par with the Australians and attributing the loss to psychological factors. He praised Mohammed Shami as the standout player for India in the World Cup.
Former Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq praised Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for their leadership, stating that younger players must have learnt a lot from these two during the World Cup. He and other Pakistan veterans commended India’s overall performance in the World Cup, despite their defeat in the final.