‘Pakistan is a better team than India’, says this former captain
India and Pakistan are currently on the top notch in the world of cricket. Both the teams have depth, quality and class within all the squads of all the three formats. With the likes of Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Rohit Sharma, India have some big players in their squad. On the other hand, Pakistan is also not lagging behind with Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan and Shaheen Shah Afridi. Pakistan captain Babar Azam is currently the world number one batsman in white-ball cricket and is already in the list of top five batsmen in Test cricket.
Last year there was a face-off between India and Pakistan in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Dubai. Babar Azam’s side humiliated the Men in Blue with a 10-wicket win against Pakistan to break India’s unbeaten record in the World Cup. However, the two sides will meet again in the 2022 Asia Cup ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.
Ahead of Asia Cup 2022, former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif made a big statement saying that Pakistan is a better team than India as they have ‘top-ranked’ players in their team.
•Virat Kohli vs Pakistan :-
In ODIs: 13 matches, 536 runs, Average. 48.72
In T20Is: 7 matches, 311 runs, Average. 77.75
Overall: 20 matches, 847 runs,
•Babar Azam Vs India :-
In ODIs: 5 matches, 158 runs, Average. 31.60
In T20Is: 1 match, 68 runs, Average. ,
Overall: 6 matches, 226 runs – Nirav (@ict__fan0) June 15, 2022
The Cricket Pakistan website quoted the former Pakistan cricketer as saying, “There is no doubt that India is a good team, but there is no example of the way Pakistan is playing cricket.”
“Pakistan have players like Shaheen Shah Afridi, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan who are currently named by the ICC as the best player.”
Latif also took a dig at India’s last defeat against Pakistan in the World Cup, saying, “I hope Pakistan will win the Asia Cup in 2022. Pakistan’s hopes have increased with the victory against India in the recently held T20 World Cup 2021.