Pakistan’s Cricket Legends Express Admiration for Indian Team; Wasim Akram Reflects on the World Cup Final as a ‘One-Off’

India’s cricket veterans have commended the Indian cricket team for their exceptional performance in the World Cup, despite their defeat in the final against Australia. Wasim Akram acknowledged India’s current strong position in the sport and emphasized that setbacks like the final loss were part of the game. He highlighted effective programs and the depth of talent that keep Indian cricket thriving.

Reflecting on India’s cricket infrastructure, Akram pointed out that although India must have been shattered to lose the final, in cricket, these things happen. Recalling his experience as a captain when Pakistan played against India in the 1999 World Cup final, he mentioned that in the final, they were a different side.

Rashid Latif echoed similar sentiments, pointing out that the Indian team’s capabilities were on par with the Australians, attributing the loss to psychological factors. He praised Mohammed Shami and said, “You look at the way he has come up and done so well. He was in my opinion the standout player for India in this World Cup.”

Former Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq praised Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for their leadership. He said, “I think the younger players must have learned a lot from these two in the dressing room and otherwise in this World Cup.” He also pointed out that

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