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Waqar Younis Criticizes Pakistan’s Performance in T20 World Cup Thriller Against India

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The Match Overview

Firstly,in a thrilling encounter at the T20 World Cup2024, India snatched victory from the jaws of defeat against Pakistan. Chasing a modest target of 120, Pakistan seemed to have the game under control, needing 48 runs off as many balls with eight wickets in hand. However, a remarkable bowling display from Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya turned the tide in India’s favor, leaving Pakistan reeling at 113/7 in 20 overs.

Waqar Younis Expresses Disappointment

Pakistan’s legendary cricketer, Waqar Younis, didn’t mince his words after Pakistan’s loss, criticizing the team’s performance in no uncertain terms.

Waqar’s Assessment

“India is such a well-balanced side. If they don’t perform with the bat, they have a formidable bowling attack to rely on, including Bumrah, Siraj, and Jadeja. Pakistan had a golden opportunity, but they let it slip away,” Waqar remarked on Star Sports.

Harsh Words for Pakistan’s Batting

Waqar labeled Pakistan’s batting display as “horrible,” expressing disappointment over their inability to finish the game despite having it within their grasp. He particularly singled out Mohammad Rizwan’s dismissal, terming it as an “ordinary shot” that turned the tide in India’s favor.

Jasprit Bumrah’s Heroics

Bumrah’s Impact

Furthermore,Jasprit Bumrah showcased his prowess as one of the world’s best bowlers with a sensational spell of 3-14, including 15 dot balls. His early breakthroughs, especially dismissing Mohammad Rizwan, set the tone for India’s comeback.

Support from Pandya and Others

However,Hardik Pandya’s crucial spell of 2-6, along with contributions from Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh, and Axar Patel, ensured that India successfully defended their lowest T20I total ever.

India’s Remarkable Victory

Despite a modest total, India’s bowlers, led by Bumrah and supported by Pandya and others, staged a remarkable comeback to secure a thrilling victory against Pakistan. The match served as a testament to India’s resilience and depth in both batting and bowling departments, while highlighting areas of improvement for Pakistan in T20 World Cup2024.