New Delhi: India take on Pakistan on Sunday in their campaign opener in what promises to be a high-voltage contest in Adelaide. Sachin Tendulkar said that their arch-rivals were not as strong as they used to be in the past and lacked consistency also.
“See, with time things change and so will the teams. I remember when we played in 2003 against Pakistan at Centurion the bowling attack has Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar, Waqar Younis, Abdul Razzak, Shahid Afridi. I mean, leading attack in the world I would say.
“They definitely don’t have an attack of that calibre, but that does not mean newer lot cannot deliver, they can still deliver but you know they lack that substance.
“I think Mohammad Irfan is one bowler who can consistently bowl well in Australia and New Zealand. Wahab Riaz can bowl, but I feel they might lack consistency,” said Tendulkar who have won three Man-of-the-Match awards in India’s five World Cup wins against Pakistan since 1992.