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Pak win over India may not be the decisive result of the tournament : Asif Iqbal

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | BIPIN DANI
Published Oct 25, 2021, 7:35 pm IST
Updated Oct 25, 2021, 7:35 pm IST
Pakistan's victory against India on Sunday may not be the decisive result of the tournament according to former Pakistani skipper Asif Iqbal
One of Pakistan's finest batsmen, Asif Iqbal. (Twitter/ICC)
 One of Pakistan's finest batsmen, Asif Iqbal. (Twitter/ICC)

Mumbai: Pakistan's victory against India on Sunday may not be the decisive result of the tournament, according to former Pakistani skipper Asif Iqbal. 

Speaking exclusively over the telephone from England, where he resides, said, "I have little idea if this (Pak win) is a decisive result in the tournament or an outlier. The upcoming matches for both Pakistan and India v NZ will no doubt clarify. Pakistan have tended to be mercurial..... lurching inexplicably from brilliance in one match to mediocrity in the next while India have shown resilience to bounce back from an unexpectedly poor performance. Time will tell".

 

"Heartiest congratulations to our Pak team for an outstanding performance against India on Sunday. While India did not play well, they did not play badly (save for bowling which was poor both in strategy and execution) yet were completely outclassed by Pakistan who outbowled, outfielded and outbatted India on the day. Shaheen", 

"Rizwan and Babar Azam are just the brightest of the 11 Pakistan stars on the field", he added further.

"Most heartening of all was the great sportsmanship shown by both teams post match and the mutual respect and affection for each other. Politics and religious extremism continue to divide but at least cricket once again, both players and supporters can point the way to a better future", he signed off.

 

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