20-20 World Cup: ‘We are not out of the tournament after one loss’ : Yusuf Pathan backs India to bounce back against New Zealand

Pathan said the team has enough players who know to handle pressure situations

Yusuf Pathan
Yusuf Pathan ( Image Credit: Twitter)

Former India all-rounder Yusuf Pathan has backed India to bounce back in the tournament, saying that one loss does not end their campaign. India lost their opening match of the 20-20 World Cup to Pakistan by 10 wickets. It was also their first-ever defeat in the showpiece event against their arch-rivals. The Virat Kohli-led side are placed in Group B and have four games left. India will next take on New Zealand on Sunday (October 31).

Pathan sounded optimistic about the team bouncing back from the huge loss against Pakistan and said the players know how to handle pressure situations. He also said the team has enough match winners and game-changers, who can single-handedly win games on their team.

“I don’t think it will be difficult for India to bounce back as our players have been playing good cricket. All the India players are hardworking and they know how to handle pressure. We all should keep supporting the team and the players will definitely do well,” said Pathan during a virtual media conference.

Pathan further opined that one loss does not seal the fate of India in the 20-20 World Cup and backed the team to end their 14 year hiatus for the second title of the showpiece event. “We are not out of the tournament after one loss. India still have a chance to win the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and I hope that we can win the T20 World Cup,” he added.

The senior of the two brothers, Yusuf will next be seen in action in the T10 league in Abu Dhabi. The tournament is set to kick off on November 19, 2021. Speaking about India, the news has emerged that all-rounder Hardik Pandya is declared fit for the game against New Zealand. The 28-year-old was seen in some discomfort against Pakistan but is now cleared to play the next game.

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