On 9 November 2022, Pakistan sealed their place in the final of the ongoing 20-20 World Cup after defeating the Kiwis. On 10 November, India locked horns with England in Adelaide in order to get qualified for the final. Every fan was expecting another India vs Pakistan clash at the MCG on 13 November.
But, the Men in Blue failed to win the clash as England thrashed them by 10 wickets. After that humiliating loss, fans and former cricketers have criticized Rohit Sharma and his men. Now, Shoaib Akhtar came up with a huge dig at team India over their semifinal exit.
“Netherlands, Zimbabwe ko haraake semis aana koi badi baat nahi hai” – Shoaib Akhtar on team India
While speaking on his official YouTube channel, Shoaib Akhtar said: “Indian fast bowling ke paas express fast bowlers nahi hai. Cut-throat spinners nahi hain. Confusing selection ke saath India andar gaya, aur badi maar khaayi. Conditions ke fast bowlers hain India ke, jahan conditions mil gayi toh khelte rahenge.”
He added: “Lekin very disappointing performance from India. India doesn’t deserve to meet us in MCG, or be allowed to take a flight to come to Melbourne because unki cricket aaj expose hui hai.” Akhtar also said that Indian Cricket are currently at their lowest based on their recent performances. There is no big achievement to get qualified for the semi-final after defeating the Netherlands and Zimbabwe.
“Semifinal tak pohochna kaunsi badi baat hai? 4 achhi teams hain total, unme se bhi Netherlands ko haraana ya Zimbabwe ko haraake pohoch jaana… koi badi baat nahi hai. Indian cricket is at the lowest right now because when it comes to major events, India ko apni kaptaani dekhni hogi, management ko blame lena hoga, bowling department me confusing selection ke saath Shami ko uthaake le aaye. Achhe fast bowler hain lekin banta nahi tha.” Shoaib Akhtar concluded. Now, Pakistan will take on England in the final of the 20-20 World Cup on 13 November at the MCG.