‘Indians were scared even before match started’: Inzamam makes big statement regarding India-Pakistan T20 WC match | Locust
Former captain Inzamam-Ul-Haq made a bold statement about the Indian cricket team and their performance against Pakistan in the 2021 T20 World Cup, which saw the Men in Blue lose to their rivals for the first time in the World Cup. Pakistan hammered India by 10 wickets as Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan’s opening pair chased 152 to break the spell of the team’s nearly three decades in the World Cups.
Much has been said and written about India’s indifferent exit to Dubai International Stadium, with Inzamam claiming Virat Kohli’s unit was scared even before the World Cup match started.
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“I feel the Indians were scared even before the game started. Their body language, if you see the interview with Virat Kohli and Babar Azam at the draw you could sense who was under pressure. The body language of our team was much better than theirs. It was “Not that India was under pressure after Rohit Sharma was sacked. Sharma himself was under pressure. It was obvious that they were all under pressure, ”Inzamam told ARY News.
India enjoyed a discolored T20 World Cup, knocked out before qualifying for the semi-finals, making it the first time in eight years and events that the team have failed to qualify for. round of 16 of an ICC event. After the losses against Pakistan and New Zealand India was still under pressure and although they managed to beat Afghanistan, Scotland and Namibia in their last three games, it was not enough to see them qualify for the last four.
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Inzamam believes that the pressure exerted by the Indian team after the loss to Pakistan was such that the team failed to recover from the blows, which in turn affected their T20 World Cup campaign.
“The Indian team never play the way they did. They’re a good T20 team, there’s no doubt about it. If you look at their performances over the past 2-3 years, they were the favorites. But this India-Pakistan match put so much pressure on them that there was no turning back, “Inzamam added.
“Their feet weren’t moving at all. After losing to Pakistan they got so much criticism and there was a 3-4 day break. The poor couldn’t even play Santner and Sodhi. so good spin players. That pressure got on them. “