Pakistan fumes after India loss

Oct 02, 2012, 07:42 IST | AFP


Former players slammed Pakistan’s preparation and tactics yesterday after the side’s heavy defeat at the hands of arch-rivals India in the World Twenty20.

Zaheer Abbas

“Pakistan should have realised that India’s strong point is their batting and they can chase a big total, so why did they bat first?” said former captain Aamir Sohail. “Our eleven was not chosen with India in mind,” added Sohail.

Test great Zaheer Abbas said Pakistan went into the game against their biggest rivals under prepared. “It seemed there was no planning for the crucial match,” said Abbas. “You need to do proper planning for a match against India but I saw that the team panicked and there was no plan to stop Kohli.”

The match was only the third encounter between the two sides in two years.

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