Legendary Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram said Indian cricket is in a good place following India’s loss in the final of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Australia beat India by 6 wickets at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad to lift their 6th ODI World Cup title.
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As quoted by PTI, Akram said India had one bad day and lost the final, while insisting that their cricket is in a good place. India had gone on a 10-match winning run in the 2023 ODI World Cup but lost the final against Australia on Sunday, November 19.
“Obviously they must be shattered to lose the final but in cricket these things happen. India had one bad day, and unfortunately, it came in the final. You look at their structure, the money for players, the well thought out programs and the back up talent and they really just need to continue doing these things. Their cricket is in a good place,” said Akram.
He went on to say that he was the captain when Pakistan lost the 1999 ODI World Cup final against Australia, adding that they were a different side in the final. Australia had defeated Pakistan in the 1999 World Cup final and had gone on to win two more ODI World Cup titles on the trot (2003, 2007).
“I was captain when we played them in the 1999 World Cup final and although we had beaten them in the league stage, in the final they were a different side just like yesterday in Ahmedabad,” Akram added.
India had a chance to win their third ODI World Cup title in their fourth final in the history of the competition. However, it wasn’t meant to be as Australia beat India in Ahmedabad to lift their ODI World Cup for a record-extending sixth time.