Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar expressed shock at India’s loss to Bangladesh within the Tremendous 4 stage of the Asia Cup 2023. Shoaib Akhtar emphasised that the loss can be a wake-up name for the Rohit Sharma-led staff forward of the ultimate match in opposition to Sri Lanka.
The Males in Blue gave an opportunity to Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, and Prasidh Krishna in opposition to Bangladesh. Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, and Mohammed Siraj have been rested in a useless rubber match, the place they suffered a six-run defeat.
It Was An Embarrassing Defeat – Shoaib Akhtar
In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Shoaib Akhtar emphasised that India ought to be ready for a tricky ultimate, as nothing will be taken as a right in cricket.
“We weren’t anticipating that India would lose to a staff like Bangladesh however they did. It was an embarrassing defeat. Pakistan misplaced to Sri Lanka. They’re out of the Asia Cup, which is a fair greater embarrassment. India are nonetheless within the ultimate. All shouldn’t be misplaced for them,” Shoaib Akhtar stated.
“It was a terrific wakeup name for them to come back again tougher and ensure they safe victory within the finals however that may solely occur in the event that they play very well. Ye khala ji ka ghar nahi hai jaha pe India jake araam se jeet authorized. Nothing of that kind goes to occur. It’s going to be a tricky sport.”
The Indian bowlers restricted the 59-4 opposition in 14 overs after opting to bowl first. Shakib Al Hasan (80) and Towhid Hridoy (54) rescued the staff with a 111-run stand for the fifth wicket. India bounced again by choosing up three fast wickets, limiting the staff to 193/7.
Nasum Ahmed (45 runs off 44 balls) and Mahedi Hasan (29 runs off 23 balls) scored essential runs on the backside of the order to assist the staff attain a aggressive complete of 265/8 in 50 overs. In response, the Males in Blue managed to attain 259 runs in Colombo on September 15.
It May Be Anyone’s Recreation – Shoaib Akhtar
Shoaib Akhtar emphasised that Sri Lanka is decided to defeat India, and the World Cup could possibly be a extremely aggressive match with a number of sturdy contenders.
“Sri Lanka is on the market to beat India. And going into the World Cup, it could possibly be anyone’s sport. India have to get up. They misplaced to Bangladesh,” he concluded.
India and Sri Lanka will face off within the ultimate match of the match on the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday, September 17.