ISLAMABAD – Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has said that he has waited 30 years to see Pakistan outplay India in a Cricket World Cup game, saying the green shirts have broken the myth and have made the whole nation proud by nailing a dominating victory against the archrivals in the extravaganza.
“I have been waiting for 30 years to see this victory. The players have done a tremendous job by breaking the myth that Pakistan cannot beat India in a World Cup match. I congratulate the whole nation and the team for the historic win against arch-rivals India. These players played with full aggression and dominated from the start till the end. They didn’t let India to make a comeback in the match,” Inzi said this while speaking at a programme on a private news channel. “Pakistan’s performance has always been great in the UAE. The type of combination of players we have we can win the tournament,” he said.
He said the peak of a batsman comes after 30 years and Babar has yet to see that and he would mature with the captaincy. “Babar and Muhammad Rizwan were very confident in the game and they knew how and what they were chasing. At the same time, the way Shaheen Shah Afridi did the first over, he bowled on the target and took wickets,” he said.
Inzamam said India’s team looked under-pressure in the match. “It never seemed at any time in the 20 overs that India is coming in to charge against us. Pakistan had a very good planning against India. This win was a morale booster for the team to bring the World Cup home,” he said.
He said we have to give credit to the team management and Babar for selecting the team two matches prior as they knew what they were doing. “When the management and captain are clear, it sends a very good message to the players. The credit goes to head coach Saqlain Mushtaq also who managed the things so well,” he said. “I have never seen a player play like the way Babar is playing. The way he is playing he will break all world records. Everyone has always praised Babar’s batting but now they will also laud his captaincy. This is a very good sign for Pakistan as Babar can do captaincy for the country for 10 years,” he said.
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