“So, 152/0 vs 170/0 in the final this Sunday,” Sharif said in a tweet after India’s loss to England in the semi-finals. The fans furious over this reprimanded Shahbaz Sharif, referring to the defeats he got from India. Meanwhile, former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar also criticized Team India after the loss to England. Akhtar said on his YouTube channel, ‘India did not deserve to fly to meet us at the MCG or come to Melbourne, because today their cricket has been exposed.’
“It is not a big deal to reach the semi-finals. I think Indian cricket is at the lowest level right now because when it comes to ICC tournaments, India have to look at their captaincy, management will have to take responsibility for this defeat. Akhtar pointed to India’s bowling as a major area of concern. It was wrong to select Mohammed Shami in the squad, excluding Yuzvendra Chahal, who the fast bowler believes could have come in handy in the semi-finals.
He said, ‘All of a sudden they included Shami in the team, he is a good fast bowler, but did not deserve to be in the team. I can’t tell right now what should have been the playing XI for India. I don’t think India has much choice in spin bowling. Chahal could have played well. He was not included in the lineup. If Adil Rashid could have done better, why not Chahal?’