Former Indian World Cup S Sreesanth didn’t mince his choice of words to criticize the arch-rivals Pakistan’s performance in the Asia Cup 2023, as he termed the team as “Chokers” in International Cricket just like South Africa after the Babar Azam-led side failed to make into the finals of the Asia Cup 2023.
Babar Azam-led side was ousted from the competition after facing a humiliating loss to India, which was followed by a last-ball defeat to the host team. Pakistan players failed to step up in the Super 4 stage of the continental event in the Island nations.
Speaking to Sportskeeda, Sreesanth feels that the India-Pakistan finals in an event would not happen anytime soon, as the Men in Green are not good enough to make it into the finals of the tournament and termed them as “Chokers” just like South Africa and expects the Indian team to win the game against Sri Lanka.
“It won’t happen (anytime soon). Pakistan are not good enough to reach the finals. They are like South Africa. They choke in finals.”
“It is going to be an extremely good final. I expect captain Rohit Sharma to win the game for India in the final,” S Sreesanth said.
India decided to rest five frontline players Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, and Mohammed Siraj for the Bangladesh match and they would return to the team for the marquee final against the Sri Lanka team.
Sreesanth believes that young Indian all-rounder Washington Sundar has performed exceedingly well for the team when given the chance at the highest level and thinks he has excelled in domestic cricket, adding that he doesn’t anticipate him to be in the starting lineup for the match against Sri Lanka.
“He has done well whenever he has got an opportunity. He might not have done exceedingly well of late, but whatever domestic cricket he played and the TNPL experience that he has had has been good. I don’t expect him to play in the final though, as I feel Kuldeep Yadav will be back in the team,” S Sreesanth added.
Washington Sundar is one of the players who competed for a position in the India World Cup roster, but his recent injury issues and poor play have hurt his chances of making the team. Axar Patel’s injury forced Sundar back into the lineup for the Asia Cup final.
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