Rawalpindi: Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar reckons that the Virat Kohli-led India is swiftly changing into a “ruthless” group as they proved their mettle as soon as once more, this time towards New Zealand within the second T20I of the collection.
Akhtar was additionally all reward for various members of the Males in Blue.
After India defeated the Black Caps by seven wickets within the second affair of the five-match rubber in Auckland on Sunday, Akhtar mentioned on his Youtube channel: “India is becoming a ruthless team as they once again proved it against New Zealand in the second T20I. If you (Kiwis) are being bowled out for such a modest total, how will you compete against a side like India which possesses a long batting line-up.”
“Earlier, I had said that (Colin) Munro and (Martin) Guptill would have to score big, otherwise it would be impossible to stop the onslaught of India,” he added.
Often called the ‘Rawalpindi Express’ in his enjoying days, Akhtar additionally lauded pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami saying: “Have seen a new confidence from Bumrah and Shami as they have now started to create fear in the oppostion batsmen. Also, Ravindra Jadeja doesn’t let you score runs and bowls some odd spins which and tests the batsmen.”
The 44-year-old lamented the truth that competitors in cricket is slowing down globally as groups have failed to indicate character and any struggle.
“At present India is dominating the world one-sided. But what will happen to other teams? What will happen to world cricket?” he requested.
“When Australia dominated world cricket, at least India and Pakistan showed fight and tried to compete. However, what we are seeing in New Zealand is that the hosts have completely surrendered before India in the first t20 T20Is,” he added.
India will now goal to seal what can be their first T20I series-win over New Zealand after they meet the hosts within the third match in Hamilton on Wednesday.