Shoaib Akhtar says “I don’t know with what mindset and attitude were they playing” in T20 World Cup 2021. Akhtar was left bewildered by India’s game plan in their crushing defeat to New Zealand. He slammed Virat Kohli’s men for their attitude and mindset in the crunch tie against the Kiwis. After losing the toss for the second time. India was asked to put runs on the board in the first innings. However, another failure by the top-order batters meant the Men in Blue. Also, scored only 110 runs in the first innings in Dubai.
The Kiwi hitters completed a basic, eight-wicket win. Kane Williamson‘s side won the game by eight wickets. Moreover, earned two vital points to move up the table. Akhtar reviewed the match via a video on his YouTube channel. Also, criticized India’s tactics in the game. In his video, Shoaib Akhtar mentioned that he had no idea regarding team India’s game plan against the Blackcaps.
“I don’t know with what mindset and attitude they were playing. Why did Rohit bat at 3, why did they open with Ishan Kishan? Hardik Pandya, bowling pretty late in the innings, should’ve bowled earlier. I have no idea whatsoever about India’s game plan. It was a completely lost Indian squad,” Shoaib Akhtar said.
Encourage, weighing on the subject assist. Akhtar pummeled India for its “average” performance. According to the previous Pakistani cricketer, he knew that the Indian side would struggle. Just because of the immense pressure from the Indian media on the group.
“It never seemed as if India turned up for this game or not. Average performance by team India. After all the hype and pressure from the Indian media, I knew that the team would struggle. Again, the team proved to be a weak bowling side,” said Akhtar.
“Lastly, the match against Afghanistan can be a misfortune for India. If India wants to keep their respect intact, they will have to somehow win the match against Afghanistan,” Akhtar added.