Sarfaraz Ahmed admits that India are a better side than Pakistan currently, after a humiliating defeat against India at the Old Trafford.
The Sarfaraz Ahmed-led Pakistan Cricket Team have been going through a torrid time in the ODIs off-late. A 14-run win against tournament favourites England in the ongoing World Cup would have certainly lifted their spirits. But, after that comprehensive win they have again lost back-to-back matches against Australia and India.
They have won just 3 out of 18 completed ODIs in the year 2019. The recent one being the 89-run loss (DLS method) against India at Manchester on Sunday. Talking about the India-Pakistan rivalry, Pakistan now have a 0-7 losing streak against India in World Cup matches starting right since 1992.
Shahzad admits India being a better team
Addressing the post-match Press Conference post his team’s loss against India, a journalist questioned Sarfaraz regarding the much-hyped rivalry between India and Pakistan over the years, and whether he thinks (after 7 straight World Cup losses) that the rivalry has gone obsolete.
“Seven losses in the World Cup. Do you think that the rivalry between India and Pakistan has been an obsolete right now?”, the journalist questioned.
Sarfaraz, just could not have avoided the question, and had to admit that India have emerged to be the better side if we talk about the World Cups, and Pakistan have just not been able to handle the World Cup pressure over the years.
“I think, if we talk about World Cup matches definitely we are not winning them. As far as today’s match is concerned, India handled that pressure well and therefore they won”, said Sarfaraz
He also added that Pakistan had an upper hand during the 90s, but at the moment they are clearly the better side.
“In the nineties, Pakistan had an upper hand. But definitely at the moment, Indian team is better than Pakistan and therefore they are winning more matches than us”, added the wicket-keeper batsman.
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