Former Pakistan cricket team fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar is appearing as an expert on various channels during the Asia Cup 2023 and giving his opinion on the India-Pakistan cricket team and the prospects of both these teams in the World Cup. Shoaib Akhtar, famous for his dangerous bowling, is equally popular in Pakistan as well as India. Because of this, his statements garner a lot of headlines. Before the World Cup 2023, he has given a big statement.
We will win the 2023 World Cup – Shoaib Akhtar:
Shoaib Akhtar has said, ‘We have not forgotten the defeat by India in the 2011 World Cup. We will take revenge and win the ODI World Cup 2023 title by defeating India in Ahmedabad. We Pakistanis have started seeing that moment from now itself.’ Thus the former fast bowler has made Pakistan the winner even before the start of the tournament.
Statement given even before T20 World Cup 2022:
It is not that Shoaib Akhtar has predicted India and Pakistan for the first time in the World Cup. Even during the T20 World Cup 2022, he had said that both India and Pakistan teams would not be able to progress beyond the semi-finals. His statement proved to be true to some extent. The Indian team lost to England in the semi-finals, while Pakistan got admission to the semi-finals due to the humiliating defeat of South Africa. Pakistan reached the final after defeating New Zealand in the semi-finals where they lost to England.
Pakistan did not become champion after 1992:
Pakistan cricket team is definitely one of the strongest cricket teams in the world but after 1992 this team has never been able to win the World Cup. In 1992, under the captaincy of Imran Khan, Pakistan won the ODI World Cup title for the first and last time by defeating England.