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“India Were Scared Even Before The Match Started” – Inzamam-ul-Haq Makes Big Statement On India-Pakistan T20 WC match

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Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-Ul-Haq has made a big statement about the match between India and Pakistan in the T20 World Cup 2021, where Pakistan registered a convincing 10-wicket win as the opening pair of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan chased down 152 with ease.

India’s batting completely surrendered against a top-class display from Pakistan bowlers. Virat Kohli & Co didn’t recover from that defeat and bowed out of the group stages. While fans were shocked to see that, Inzamam claimed that Kohli’s team was scared even before the match started.

“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,” Inzamam-ul-Haq said on ARY News.

However, India had a poor show in the T20 World Cup, failing to reach the semi-finals as well as they had faced two consecutive defeats to Pakistan and New Zealand. Although they bounced back and won their last three games, it was not enough to reach the final four.

The pressure mounted on them – Inzamam-ul-Haq

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And, Inzamam-ul-Haq feels the pressure of the game made things worse for the Indian team after the Pakistan match that they failed to recover from that, in turn affecting their campaign as well.

“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,” further added Inzamam-ul-Haq.

“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,” Inzamam-ul-Haq concluded.


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