India‘s hopes of qualifying for the Asia Cup final were down to the sand on Wednesday as Pakistan somehow managed to defeat Afghanistan to almost set up a final clash with Sri Lanka. With two defeats in the Super 4 stage against Pakistan and Sri Lanka, India had a forgettable run.
The Indian Team started on a very high note with two consecutive wins in the league stages of the Asia Cup. After topping their group with two wins from two outings, India just could not rise up to the challenge in the Super 4 stage.
While analyzing the game between India and Sri Lanka, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar felt that Rohit Sharma looked uncomfortable as captain, and was seen shouting and screaming during the defeat to the Sri Lankans.
There Is “Uncertainty” In The Indian Team Right Now- Shoaib Akhtar
Former Pakistan’s Ace Pacer, Shoaib Akhtar on his YouTube Channel (Shoaib Akhtar), mentioned that there is quiet uncertainty in Team India and said their early exit from the Asia Cup should serve as a good wake-up call ahead of the T20 World Cup.
He said, “There is uncertainty in the Indian camp. In hindsight, this is a good wake-up call for India. Now, India knows what their final XI should be, especially with the T20 World Cup coming up.”
Talking about the captainship of Rohit Sharma, he mentioned that Rohit needs to sharpen his Captaincy Skill for the upcoming World Cup. Former Pakistan’s Ace Pacer said, “You don’t have to change the captain again. Rohit Sharma is looking uncomfortable, he is shouting and screaming.”
In the video, Shoaib Akhtar also talked about he would love to see India and Pakistan battling it out for the Prestigious Asia Cup Trophy on the cricketing field in the finals of this Asia Cup. He also said that he had already bought the ticket for the finals. He said, “I wanted India and Pakistan to play in the final, and I had already bought tickets. I wanted to interact with Indian and Pakistani crowds.”