The discussion about the disappointing loss suffered by Team India in the final of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 is still going on. India won 10 consecutive matches in the tournament, but lost to Australia in the final. The players and fans of Team India are trying to forget the sadness of the loss in the World Cup final and move on, but former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram is still trying to heal the wound of the defeat.
Wasim Akram blamed India’s defeat on TV, social media and fans. Wasim Akram believes that TV, social media and fans made India a winner even before the final, due to which the team was under a lot of pressure and could not play well in the final.
Wasim Akram said, ‘I understand that as a country it is very difficult to get out of this because your team is playing well. They won 10 games in a row, but what you did, you made the team a winner even before the final. Sorry but you have to accept your mistake. There is no doubt that you have played well but one bad match ruins your hard work.
He said, ‘First of all I want to say that the Indian team played well. The loss in the final was very disappointing. Even now I am asked about the loss in the 1999 World Cup final. When will our fans forget him? Cricket enthusiasts in India and Pakistan remember things from years gone by. His memory is like an elephant. It’s been 30 years since I lost the final but the fans still ask why I chose to bat first after winning the toss.
Akram said, ‘Don’t take things that happen on social media too seriously. More than half of the things here are nonsense. As a nation you must improve. Get ready again for the T20 World Cup after six months.
However, the logic given by Wasim Akram in Team India’s defeat is completely incomprehensible. Team India players are never influenced by what is happening on social media and TV. As for the fans, they leave no stone unturned in supporting their superstar players at every turn. In such a situation, Wasim Akram’s statement that Team India lost because of the pressure of social media and fans is completely wrong.