Former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-Ul-Haq has said that Virat Kohli-led India National Cricket Team were scared before the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 clash against Babar Azam-led Pakistan National Cricket Team.
Babar Azam and co. won the toss against India and opted to field first in the T20 World Cup clash and Shaheen Shah Afridi provided a great start by dismissing Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul early on in the innings and in the end India with the help of Virat Kohli’s half-century were able to post 151 runs on the board. Chasing the target skipper Babar Azam and wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan remained not out and completed the chase in 17.5 overs to help Pakistan win their first-ever World Cup game against India.
Inzamam-Ul-Haq believes that the body language of captain Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma was very poor and it looked like they were under tremendous pressure. Speaking on ARY News Inzamam-Ul-Haq said:
“I feel the Indians were scared even before the match started. Their body language, if you see Virat Kohli and Babar Azam’s interview at the toss, you could sense who was under pressure. Our team’s body language was much better than theirs. It wasn’t that India were under pressure after Rohit Sharma’s dismissal. Sharma himself was under pressure. It was evident that they all were under pressure,”
India Are A Good T20 Team, There Is No Doubt About It – Inzamam-Ul-Haq
Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-Ul-Haq feels that India are a good T20 team but they were unable to handle the pressure of a high-profile game against Pakistan. He said:
“Indian team never plays the way they did. They are a good T20 team, there is no doubt about it. If you look at their performance in the last 2-3 years, they were the favourites. But that India-Pakistan match put so much pressure on them that there was no looking back.”
Inzamam-Ul-Haq further added that after battling against arch-rivals Pakistan the pressure mounted on the Indian team and they were unable to recover from it. He asserted:
“Their feet weren’t moving at all. After losing to Pakistan, they were handed so much criticism and there was a 3-4 day break. The poor guys couldn’t even play Santner and Sodhi. They are such good players of spin. That pressure mounted on them.”
Virat Kohli-led India lost the first two games of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 against Pakistan and New Zealand and they were eventually knocked out of the semi-finals race.
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