World Cup 2019: This India team intimidates Pakistan, says Waqar Younis

first_imgThe Pakistan team is currently facing criticism from all quarters after they fell to their 7th successive defeat in World Cups against arch-rivals India in Manchester on Sunday. Former skipper and legendary fast bowler Waqar Younis too has joined the bandwagon, pointing out the stark differences due to which India have dominated Pakistan off late.While comparing the current Pakistan side with the ones from the 1990s, Waqar in a column for the International Cricket Council (ICC), said that the ‘massive difference’ between the 2 sides was on show at Old Trafford.”In the last few years, there’s been a massive difference India and Pakistan – and again it showed at Old Trafford on Sunday,” wrote Waqar.”We had good sides in the 1990s, but now I think this India team intimidates Pakistan. When Pakistan teams head into these games, they are always under pressure and feel like they’re the weaker team,” Waqar added.The gulf in class between the two teams was visible as Virat Kohli’s men outplayed Sarfaraz Ahmed-led Pakistan in all three departments of the game. India posted 336 for 5 before restricting Pakistan to 212 and clinching an 89-run win in a rain-affected match at the Old Trafford.”India are certainly way better than Pakistan. Almost everyone would say that. That is looking at the numbers also. How convincingly we have been able to beat them. It’s there for everyone to see,” Sachin Tendulkar told India Today from Manchester.Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar expressed his frustration after the defeat via a video on his Youtube channel, launching a scathing attack on captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and bowler Hasan Ali. Akhtar pointed out that Sarfaraz appeared a ‘brainless’ skipper when he opted to field first after winning the toss.advertisement”The mistakes committed by the Indian team during the Champions Trophy 2017 final were repeated by Pakistan yesterday. I can’t understand how Sarfaraz can be so brainless. How could he forget that we don’t chase very well. Knowing our strength, which is bowling, is important. The game was half-won by Pakistan when Sarfaraz won the toss, but he tried hard to lose the match. Toss was very crucial and even if Pakistan had made 260, with their bowling, they could have defended it. So I think it was just brainless captaincy. It’s a very saddening and disheartening performance from the Pakistan team captain. I wanted to see shades of Imran Khan in him but it’s too late for him now,” lamented Akhtar.Also Read | India vs Pakistan: How the mother of all cricketing battles is losing its lustreAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Sad that I still have to clarify things about my personal life, says Shoaib MalikAlso Seelast_img read more