- Akhtar said, Indian cricket team needs match winners in middle order
- Akhtar said – winning a tournament is different and staying on top is another matter
- Indian team captained by Virat Kohli did not win any major tournament after 2013 Champions Trophy
- Akhtar said, the team wants match winners like Yuvraj and Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the middle order
Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar said that the Indian cricket team, captained by Virat Kohli, needs match winners in the middle order. The Indian team has not been able to win any major tournament since the 2013 Champions Trophy and this is why Akhtar feels that the team’s middle order is weak.
Shoaib Akhtar said in an interview to PTI, “Winning the tournament is a different thing and staying on top is different. India is still the number one team in Test cricket and is also among the top teams in limited overs. Therefore, we should not judge only on the basis of performance in ICC tournaments. ‘
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44-year-old Akhtar said, “Definitely he should win the ICC tournaments. When the top four batsmen perform well, they usually win, but failing to do so deteriorates. They want match winners like Yuvraj (Singh) and Dhoni in the middle order.
Akhtar also said that former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni should have retired after the ODI World Cup last year. He said that why the former Indian captain kept this decision hanging for so long, he does not know.