T20 World Cup 2024

Wasim Akram drops a massive statement while analyzing India’s failure at the 20-20 World Cup 2022

India haven't won any 20-20 World Cup title since the start of the Indian T20 League, says Wasim Akram.
Wasim Akram
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India’s campaign at the 20-20 World Cup 2022 came to an end after they suffered a humiliating 10-wicket defeat over England in the semi-final encounter at the Adelaide Cricket Ground. Following the defeat, fans and former cricketers criticized the team for their lacklustre approach in the important game.

Meanwhile, Pakistan former legendary cricketer, Wasim Akram has pointed that India have failed to win a single 20-20 World Cup title since the inaugural edition of the Indian T20 League in 2008.

“Everyone thought the IPL will be the big difference between India and other teams. IPL started in 2008. India won a T20 World Cup before that in 2007. Since the start of the IPL, India have never won a T20 World Cup. They won a World Cup in 2011 but that’s 50 overs,” Akhtar said on A Sports.

During the same interaction, Akram asked Waqar Younis and Shoaib Malik whether playing other franchise tournaments other than the Indian T20 League would benefit India or not. In the same light, Shoaib Malik said that it can make a difference.

“Yeah it makes a difference but IPL is big enough for young players to gain that exposure. But playing in different conditions, that actually makes a difference. As a overseas player if you go and play somewhere, they put extra responsibility on your shoulders. So that what matters, where you become a good player. You think to yourself that as an overseas player, the performances I am putting in should be up to the mark. Secondly, you share dressing rooms with world class players and you learn from their work ethics. How they are so consistent so I guess there are so many elements which make a difference,” Malik said.

As it stands, Pakistan and England have reached the final and the two teams will be taking on each other in the summit clash on Sunday at Melbourne Cricket Stadium.

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