Former Pakistan skipper Imran Khan said that he got hurts when his country failed to win against India in a one-sided at their Champions Trophy 2017 opening match at Edgbaston on Sunday.
Pakistan won the toss and elected to field against defending champions India and pacer Mohammad Amir provided a superb first over which make trouble Rohit Sharma with extraordinary swing but it all went downhill for Sarfaraz Khan.
Rohit has come back to the international cricket after seven months. Sharma scored with 91 whereas captain Virat Kohli remained not out on 81 runs including Shikhar Dhawan 68, Yuvraj Singh 53 took their team to 319 for 3 in 48 overs in a rain-truncated match.
During Pakistan chase rain breaks and gave them a change the target of 289 in 41 overs, however, their batsman Azhar Ali failed to put up a fight and was taken apart by Indian pace attacker.
Imran, who led Pakistan to the World Cup glory in 1992, tweets in his Tweeter account twitting that “As a sportsman I know winning & losing are part of the game but it’s painful to watch Pak being thrashed by India without putting up a fight.”
“Unless Pak cricket structure is totally revamped/reformed, despite an abundance of talent the gap between Pak & India will keep increasing.”
“And we will keep facing disappointment by defeats such as the one today.” Imran said, “Pak cricket cannot be fixed if the Chairman of the PCB is not appointed on professional merit.”
“Election-fixers & others who are rewarded merely for loyalty to the Sharifs will never reform Pak cricket.”
India skipper Kohli praised his team performance and special for Hardik Pandya brutal hitting at the end of the innings. Kohli said after the match win by 124 at the post-match presentation “With the bat and the ball we were right up there, 9 out of 10.”
“In the field, we were 6 out of 10. If we turn that up to 8 or 9, we will be a very strong side in the tournament. I think this was a very complete performance starting the tournament.”