Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has said that upcoming India-Pakistan world cup match will begin from dressing room as it’s a big pressure game always. It’s not going to be easy from both sides to handle pressure on the field and off the field as well. He also mentioned that both Pakistan and India are the cornered tigers in 2015 cricket world cup.
Akhtar said, “India and Pakistan are cornered tigers in the tournament. I think India versus Pakistan opening match will start from dressing room itself.”
While talking in a cricket conclave program Shoab Akhtar mentioned that Indian Captain MS Dhoni is a fearless player and leader who can charge up team when they are under pressure. He is the guy of big games and tournaments.
He said, “With due respect and not taking any names, I have seen captains, who hide behind the team under pressure, but Dhoni is one guy who would make the team hide behind him when they are under pressure. He is one guy who doesn’t know the meaning of fear.”
Rawalpindi Express Akhtar has also said that if a team gets 3 good days in the world cup they can surprise any team in the competition. 15-20 days in the starting of cricket world cup, it’s always been exciting and crucial as all teams analysis themselves and try to get momentum.
“It’s always the last 15-20 days that’s the most crucial in a World Cup competition. It’s a pattern that has emerged since 1983 when teams have got momentum in the last two weeks. In 1999, Australia peaked at right time after indifferent start. In this World Cup its all about three good days.”