“Didn’t Ask Them To Send Little Kids”, Haris on India’s Emerging Asia Cup Squad

Haris on India's Emerging Asia Cup Squad
Mohammad Haris(Image: Twitter)

Right after India’s defeat in the ACC Emerging Asia Cup 2023 final against Pakistan, both boards received mixed comments regarding their team selection for the tournament.

ACC Mens Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2023 was scheduled to play between 8 teams in July this year. As expected both India A and Pakistan A teams have been placed under the same group.

Among the four teams of Group B, both India A and Pakistan A have advanced to the knockout stage where India A and Pakistan A qualified to play the Final game. Pakistan who won the last edition of the tournament trashed India A by 128 runs and won their second title.

Since the conclusion of the match, there’s been plenty of debate about the quality of the two sides.

Haris on India’s Emerging Asia Cup Squad

In fact, Pakistan A skipper Mohammad Haris even expressed his views on some of the chatter on the topic and slams those saying India had sent their junior team to the event while Pakistani players had international experience.

A group of fans states that it wasn’t right for Pakistan to send players with international experience to the Emerging Asia Cup as it is a tournament for youngsters. Haris however made a strong reply and compares the international experience of Pakistan players to the IPL experience of Indian players.

“Jis tarah log keh rahe hain wo bade leke aye they, hum chote bacche they, to hamne to nahi kaha tha ke aap chote ladke leke aao. Ye kehte hai ki aapka international experience tha. International experience kitna hai. Saim ke 5 matche hai, mere 6 match hai. Saare T20 hai. Inke team pe IPL ke 260 matches ka experience hai.

(People are saying that Pakistan sent a team with many seniors. We did not ask them to send little kids to the tournament. They say that we had international experience in our team. How much international matches have we played but? Saim has played 5, I have played 6. Those guys (India players) have played 260 IPL matches),” Haris said in a video that has emerged on social media.

‘Humne toh nahin kaha tha aap chotay larkay le ke aao’ – Mohammad Haris

Speaking on the match, the final of the ACC Mens Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2023 was scheduled to play on July 23 at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Winning the toss, India A decided to bowl first where Pakistan A scored 352 runs for 8 wickets loss at the end of 50 overs.

Tayyab Tahir’s 108 runs boost Pakistan A towards a massive score. On the other hand, India A struggles to face the Pakistan A bowlers and loses their wickets at regular intervals and fails to build a partnership. India A scored just 224 runs after losing all their 10 wickets and lost the match by 128 runs.

Tayyab Tahir bagged the player of the match while India’s Nishant Sindhu was named the player of the series.