Embarrassing Loss, Some Relief For PAK Fans, Including Me: Akhtar Makes Shocking Remark After India Lose To BAN
In their final Super Four match of the 2023 Asia Cup, India lost shockingly to Bangladesh by six runs after failing to chase a total of 266.
India changed their playing XI up to five times after securing their spot in the championship match. The Men in Blue lost right before the championship game as a result of their lineup adjustments not quite working out.
However, there's no need to panic because India offered each member of the squad an opportunity, and the regulars will play in the championship. Following the game, former Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar made the startling claim that India had lost badly.
Fans of Pakistan, particularly Akhtar, who is frequently in the spotlight for his remarks on YouTube, expressed relief at India's setback.
"India has dropped the match. A humiliating setback. We cannot be too critical. Bangladesh intends to participate. Many were condemning Pakistan and claiming that they had been assaulted. Not an average team, but a good one is Sri Lanka.
Bangladesh is likewise in this situation. International cricket is being played by all of them. "I am relieved that India lost the match, as I am also a fan of Pakistan," Akhtar posted on his YouTube account.
"India needed a wake-up call before the final. Teams are not to be taken lightly even after a few victories. With all due respect, Bangladesh stated that their purpose for being here is to establish a point."
In the chase, Shubman Gill gave it everything he had and amassed an incredible 121 off 133 balls. His dismissal in the 44th over damaged India's chances, and ultimately they were unable to win. If he had batted regularly, Shubman claims he would have led the team to victory.
Axar Patel's injury before the final has dealt a blow to India because of niggles. According to reports, Washington Sundar has been called up to Sri Lanka as a reserve player.