Despite their loss to Australia in the final, the Indian cricket team has received praise from Pakistan’s cricket veterans for their outstanding performance in the World Cup. Wasim Akram acknowledged India’s strong position in the sport and emphasized that setbacks like the final loss were part of the game.
India’s cricket infrastructure has been highlighted as a key factor in their success, with effective programs and a depth of talent keeping Indian cricket thriving. Rashid Latif echoed similar sentiments, pointing out that India’s capabilities were on par with the Australians and attributing the loss to psychological factors.
Former Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq praised Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for their leadership, stating that younger players must have learnt a lot from these two during the World Cup. He and other Pakistan veterans commended India’s overall performance in the World Cup, despite their defeat in the final.
Mohammed Shami was praised as the standout player for India in the tournament by many experts. The team’s ability to bounce back from setbacks and perform at a high level throughout is also a testament to their strength and resilience.