Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram all over again slammed Pakistan's yet one more abject surrender against India within the Super Four match of the Asia Cup 2018 in Dubai on Sunday.
India defeated Pakistan by nine wickets and stepped nearer to the Finale tournament. This was India's second victory over Pakistan in five days within the tournament. India had earlier this week defeated Pakistan by seven wickets.
On Sunday, skipper Rohit Sharma and his deputy Shikhar Dhawan showed their mastery in white ball cricket with stylish hundreds as India took an enormous stride towards summit clash of Asia Cup with a snug nine-wicket win against Pakistan here Sunday.
This is India's biggest win against Pakistan in terms of numbers of wickets lost.
Chasing a target of 238, Rohit (111 not out off 119 balls) and Dhawan (114 off one hundred balls) flayed Pakistan attack adding 210 runs for the gap stand to seal their second lopsided conclusion within the tournament in just 39.3 overs.
It was Rohit's third sequent fifty fifty and score within the tournament with sequence being 52, 83 no and 111 no.
Dhawan's is even additional spectacular with 127, 46, 40 and 114.
One of the foremost alarming gap pairs in ODI format, Rohit-Dhawan combination were helped by some normal bowling from Pakistan with equally sloppy fielding change of integrity their woes.
[1:16 PM, 9/24/2018] Anshu Mam: Their understanding in twenty two yards is exemplary and as Dhawan teed off with a flurry of boundaries, Rohit was able to hold one find yourself.
Akram was embarrassed by the way Pakistan suffered the defeat.
"They were equally dangerous in each facet of the sport. It absolutely was a below par performance by Pakistan. They ought to have known about the conditions and should have chosen to bowl first. It's their environs," Akram told in an interview with a media channel.
"It's terribly dissatisfactory, discouraging. I will perceive winning and losing is an element of the sport however not like this. This has been a simply pokey race. India is simply unbelievable during this Asia Cup even without their main player, without their captain.
"Pakistan ought to sit down and return their schedule. I’m all for promotion of the sport, I’m all for going to Zimbabwe and take part in five one days and 3 T20s. Paying west Indies in UAE however that is not about to improve their cricket. They could improve their records however not cricket.
"It's quite embarrassing on behalf of me being an ex-Pakistani player, ex-Pakistani captain to visualize, like I same winning and losing is an element of the sport however not like that. This can be simply a one-sided game. It's boring, it isn't smart for TV, it isn't smart for spectators and that I can imagine the total country is going to be embarrassed," he said.
Akram was conjointly all praise for Rohit Sharma for leading Republic of India from the front in Virat Kohli's absence.
"I assume Rohit Sharma did a good job as skipper. He’s leading from the front, he is obtaining runs and consistent runs and with ease. With him, Shikhar Dhawan is taking part in equally smart. They’re creating things look therefore comfy after they start off to bat. They give the impression of being therefore calm and that I assume they need got each shot in their book. Within the bowling department, Republic of India have variations, they need pace and their fielding has been very good. Overall, there is only 1 team that has looked miles prior different groups and that is Republic of India," Akram said.
India next game is with Afghanistan on Tuesday at Dubai International stadium.