Dubai: Former Pakistani quick bowler Waqar Younis feels that Pakistan misplaced a golden alternative to get one over their arch-rivals India of their group stage encounter on the Asia Cup in Dubai.Talking to Information18, Younis mentioned, “How did our staff come beneath such stress? I can’t consider that they’ve come beneath such stress, there couldn’t have been a greater probability than this to defeat India.”
Pakistan final met India within the last of the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017, which they gained by 180 runs. Nonetheless, it was a dominant Indian efficiency from begin to end in Dubai which noticed the defending champions of the Asia Cup win by eight wickets on Wednesday.
Talking in regards to the benefits that Pakistan had going into the Asia Cup match towards India, Younis mentioned, “For the primary time in ten years, I had felt that the Indian staff was feeling stress forward of a recreation towards Pakistan. It’s doable that there was a purpose for this. As an illustration, that is (successfully) Pakistan’s dwelling floor. India should not used to enjoying in such warmth, and so as to add to that, they’ve simply returned from a protracted tour of England.
“However nothing of the kind occurred. Given how onerous Hong Kong made India work yesterday, Pakistan may have taken benefit of this chance.”
Additionally watching the proceedings between India and Pakistan from the stands was Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons. “Quite a lot of leisure was anticipated type this match however I don’t assume it’s going to be an thrilling recreation anymore,” he mentioned in the direction of the top of Pakistan’s innings.
“The final thrilling Indo-Pak match for me was the 2011 World Cup Semi-final in Mohali.”
India will tackle Pakistan as soon as once more within the Tremendous 4 stage of the Asia Cup on Sunday, September 23.
First Printed: September 19, 2018, 11:05 PM IST