Former Pakistan skipper Inzamam ul Haq has made a controversial statement saying that Indians were scared of Pakistan in the 20-20 World Cup game. India, who were on an undefeated streak against the Men in Green in World Cups, suffered a crushing defeat by 10 wickets. The team then went on to lose against New Zealand and even though they won their remaining three games, it was not sufficient for them to progress to the next round. Inzamam said that the body language of the Indians gave an impression that they were scared to face Pakistan even before the game started.
“I feel the Indians were scared even before the match started. Their body language, if you see Virat Kohli and Babar Azam’s interview at the toss, you could sense who was under pressure,” Inzamam said on ARY News.
“Our team’s body language was much better than theirs. It wasn’t that India were under pressure after Rohit Sharma’s dismissal. Sharma himself was under pressure. It was evident that they all were under pressure even before the match began,” Inzamam added.
Inzamam said India were one of the favourites to win the title but they didn’t live up to the expectations. “Indian team never plays the way they did. They are a good T20 team, there is no doubt about it. If you look at their performance in the last 2-3 years, they were the favourites. But that India-Pakistan match put so much pressure on them that there was no looking back.
“Their feet weren’t moving at all. After losing to Pakistan, they were handed so much criticism and there was a 3-4 day break. The poor guys couldn’t even play Santner and Sodhi. They are such good players of spin. That pressure mounted on them.” Inzamam said.