The Babar Azam-led Pakistan cricket team has put a brake of sorts on the ODI Cricket World Cup 2023. While still among the top four teams in the Cricket World Cup standings, the loss of seven wickets against the Rohit Sharma led Indian cricket team is sure to dent his confidence on Saturday. The rivalry between India and Pakistan is one that is closely watched among the cricket followers. At the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the Indian cricket team defeated their rivals in all departments.
The Indian bowlers, led by Jasprit Bumrah, were on target as they restricted Pakistan to 191. Then, Indian cricket team captains Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer scored half-centuries to put the hosts over the line in emphatic fashion in the Cricket World Cup match. .
Former Indian cricket team captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly believes that the Pakistan cricket team will find it difficult to make a comeback.
“In our time, Pakistan was a different team, this is not the type of Pakistani team we used to play against. This team cannot handle the pressure while batting,” Sourav Ganguly told Times Now. “It will be difficult for Pakistan to come back to this World Cup with this batting.”
Sourav Ganguly heaped praise on the Rohit Sharma-led Indian cricket team, who are currently at the top of the Cricket World Cup points table. “Rohit played fantastic against Pakistan. Every department of India is doing well. Batting, bowling and fielding, together and at the right time,” he added.
After the match, Pakistan team director Mickey Arthur said playing in a stadium with a partisan atmosphere gave it the feel of a ‘BCCI event’.
Arthur said, “Look, I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t. To be honest, it didn’t seem like an ICC event. It looked like a bilateral series; it looked like a BCCI event. I didn’t.” I don’t hear ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ too much on the microphones tonight.” Arthur, however, said the lack of crowd support could not be an excuse for the team’s heavy loss to India.
“So yes, that does play a role, but I’m not going to use that as an excuse because for us it was about living the moment, it was about the next ball and it was about how we were going to fight the Indian.” , the Indian players tonight,” he added.
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