“India ne marwa diya humein”, Akhtar on India’s Loss Against South Africa

Shoaib Akhtar
Shoaib Akhtar

Following India’s defeat against South Africa, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar said that he had hoped that India will defeat South Africa.

Shoaib Akhtar on India’s Loss Against South Africa

Following India’s victory against Pakistan and Netherlands, team India was scheduled to play against South Africa on October 30 in Perth Stadium, Perth where India lost by 5 wickets and was pushed to second position in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Points Table.

“India ne marwa diya humein (India have nearly ended our chances) by losing to South Africa. Not India’s fault though, Pakistan played so badly. We left this thing to others.

I was wishing and hoping, India would come strong and hard. This goes to show that when you are against a quality bowling attack, the condition of the subcontinent teams come out in the open,” Akhtar said on his YouTube channel.

“If they would have players patiently, maybe they would have done. India have left us disappointed.”

Speaking about the match, winning the match India choose to bat and struggled to score runs. At the end of the innings, India scored 133 runs after losing 9 wickets. Suryakumar Yadav scored the highest run(68) for India where Lungi Ngidi bagged 4 wickets for 29 runs.

Akhtar also said that Indian batting had been exposed by South Africa. “India have been exposed in front of South Africa fast bowling but they are not and about because they’ll have easier matches now. Pakistan have to face a difficult opponent in South Africa. It still looks difficult and impossible but I am still backing my tea. Let’s see what happens,” he said.

With David Miller’s unbeaten 59 runs South Africa won the match by 5 wickets with 2 balls left to bowl. India will play their next match against Bangladesh on November 2 in Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.