New Delhi: India lost their second match in a row in the T20 World Cup. Pakistan beat Pakistan by 10 wickets, now New Zealand beat By 8 wickets. India's performance with both bat and ball was very weak in both these matches. Commenting on Team India's defeat, Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar, now known as 'Rawalpindi Express', said, "India's bad time has arrived they didn't even see if they had come to play the match. '
Akhtar said that all the media was talking about was confident that they would get trapped. He termed Team India's bowling as weak. He said the Indian team was discouraged for not winning the toss and did not get a swing seam during the bowling in the second innings. He advised Rohit Sharma to start the innings and not send 'Bachcha' Ishan Kishan first. He also termed Hardik Pandya's late bowling as a wrong decision. He said he did not understand Team India's 'game plan'. Akhtar further said that it is a "lost team" in India which has no planning and Virat Kohli-Rohit Sharma are not coming to bat at their numbers. He said the team is not able to play even 20 overs. He described the rest of the bowlers as average apart from Jasprit Bumrah and said that India was never in the game. He further said, "The glory of India can come from one thing and that is to take on Afghanistan. They have to win this match to save respect.'
Shoaib Akhtar further said, 'You can beat other teams only when you play with passion and focus. But, the way Hindustan has played. This is Virat Kohli's last World Cup as captain. I had forbidden the Indian media not to talk so big, but they did not listen. There is still a chance to win 3 matches, best of luck. '