Akram, Waqar identified as India’s next captain after heroics against Pakistan in T20 VC | cricket | Catch My Job


It was a memorable start for the Indian team who scripted a sensational four-wicket win against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup 2022 opener on Sunday. Virat Kohli grabbed the attention with his scintillating 82* in what was a nail-biting match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. But it was not just a one-man action for Team India. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Arshdeep Singh got India off to a super start with the youngster dismissing both the openers in the powerplay. Later in the evening, Hardik Pandya produced a moment of brilliance during his 100-run stand alongside Kohli. It was a team effort that took India over the line in a high-octane, drama-filled contest.

After the match, Pakistan cricket legends Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis were totally impressed with the way the Indian star performed in the match against Pakistan and identified him as the ‘next Indian captain’.

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Former Pakistan captain Misbah ul Haq, who was also part of the conversation on And Sportshe enjoyed the way Hardik went in the chase and felt it reflected his self-belief and ability to read situations.

“Hardik Pandia ko agar aap dekhe, pehli dafa usne shaiad captain ki hai, the main IPL, and the way he led the team. Unhone IPL jeeti hai. Usse andaza hota hai ki how he took the pressure. Especially narrow bhi jo role hai tim main as a finisher. And finisher aap team main tabhi ho sakte hai jab aap mentally strong ho and ek confidence ho. I voh read kar rahe the ki kis tarike se le ke jaa sakte hai,” he said.

Waqar quickly cut him off saying, “I won’t be surprised if he is the next Indian captain.

Akram then jumped up and saluted the Indian all-rounder. “Pehle voh IPL chief captain bana, waha jeeta. Abhi voh team main ek main force hai, voh captain ko savet deta hai, ek calm influence hai, and he studies. Ekdum se agar deep end main daal do toh usko samjh hi nehi aiegi,” he said.


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