Shoaib Akhtar. (Photograph Supply: Fb)

India’s harrowing loss to England within the semi-final in Adelaide extended their drought for an ICC trophy since 2013. However it was the way of the defeat that turned heads within the cricketing fraternity, exposing the Indian bowling contingent. Former Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar laid into the Indian crew, saying they deserved to lose after enjoying awful cricket.

Whereas Rohit Sharma’s males scraped to a good complete after batting first within the match, actuality kicked in throughout England’s chase when Jos Buttler and Alex Hales went hammer and tonks in opposition to the Indian pacers within the powerplay. Shoaib Akhtar expressed {that a} lack of a fast pacer on bowling-friendly situations uncovered India’s quick bowling. The ex-Pakistani cricketer was additionally bewildered by the non-selection of star-leggie Yuzvendra Chahal for any of the matches within the event.

“It’s a really embarrassing loss for India. They performed terribly they usually deserved to lose and didn’t should qualify for the finals. India had been crushed very badly. Their bowling was uncovered very badly. These situations are useful for quick bowling, and India don’t have an categorical pacer. I’m not certain why they didn’t play Chahal in a single match. It’s a complicated crew choice for India,” Akhtar was quoted as saying in his video.

Hardik Pandya is an rising captain and he has an opportunity of being everlasting: Akhtar

The previous tearaway pacer remarked that the Indian bowlers capitulated underneath strain as soon as the English openers took the assault to them. They didn’t strive something totally different and saved on hoping for a mistake from the batters. The dearth of aggression price them dearly. He additionally said that Hardik Pandya, who has been named the stand-in skipper for the New Zealand sequence, has the potential to take over from Rohit Sharma on a everlasting foundation.

“It was a very dangerous day for India as their heads went down after they misplaced the toss. When England batted their first 5 overs, the Indians raised their fingers. No less than, India ought to have tried to combat, come around the wicket and bowl bouncers. They confirmed no aggression by any means,” he said. “There’s a lot to consider for Indian cricket. Hardik Pandya is an rising captain for New Zealand and he has an opportunity of being everlasting,” Akhtar added.

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