Srinagar: Former Pakistan cricket team captain Rashid Latif has made massive claim saying that loss to Pakistan in T20 World Cup match caused lot of damage to Team India.
Pakistan for the first time in ICC World Cup’s history beat India as Babar Azam and co claimed 10 wicket win over India in T20 World Cup 2020 in UAE.
Now the two archrival’s are set to take on eachother in a Asia Cup 2022 clash on August 28.
The former Pakistan skipper Rashid Latif believes that the huge 10-wicket defeat in the T20 WC clash did “a lot of damage” to the Indian team.
“I don’t think the World Cup would be in their (India’s) mind. They are taking it series by series, it’s worth noting that teams are changing with every series. Their focus will be on the Asia Cup. The loss against Pakistan caused a lot of damage to the Indian team, so they are trying to recover from it,” Latif said on his official YouTube channel ‘Caught Behind’.
“You can play as many series as you want, but the match between India and Pakistan remains very important. I believe the Indian team, the board, the management will pay significant attention to the match against Pakistan in the Asia Cup. They would want to win the Asia Cup, and if all the players are available for India, they can be favourites.”
“The conditions in the UAE suit them. India will give their all in the game against Pakistan. They have dominated the clashes between both sides in the past 20 years, but Pakistan did win by 10 wickets in their last game. So the planning will go into it,” Latif added.