“I think this India team scares Pakistan” – Waqar Younis
Former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis thinks that poor bowling and the decision of bowling first were the main reason for Pakistan’s 89-run big defeat against Pakistan.
“Obviously, Sarfraz failed to understand the situation at the toss; particularly when you’re playing two spinners and you choose to bowl first,” the former Pakistan coach said. “More than that however, I feel that they got it wrong with the ball in hand. They attempted to put the ball in great areas all the time, and it was obvious targets for the Indian batsmen.
“India have exceptionally classy batsmen, what we not overlook. They hang tight for the bad ball, and didn’t need to do much against the Pakistan attack given the irregularity in the length. “Mohammad Amir was the only one who created a bit of pressure by bowling a good length,” he added.
Waqar also believes Pakistan failed to adapt with the pressure put on them by India everytime, who depends on team effort while his nation depends a lot on individuals. “Over the most recent couple of years, there’s been a huge difference between India and Pakistan – and again it appeared at Old Trafford on Sunday,” the youngest captain of Pakistan said.
“Pakistan are as still attempting to depend on talent alone, while with India it’s about cooperation. They all know their jobs, and they execute them eminently. We had great sides during the 1990s, however at this point I think this India team scares Pakistan.”
Meanwhile, the match between India and Pakistan was a hyped-up game in the beginning as usual, but a one-sided game in the end. That had been the story of the India-Pakistan in the recent past and it was no different in Machester on Sunday as well. Pakistan stood no chance against the men in blue as they suffered a huge defeat by 89 runs in a rain-affected game.