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‘Khuda ka waasta’: Shoaib Akhtar urges Pakistan team to ‘play out of your skin’ & not chase ‘individual records’ vs India | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: As India and Pakistan gear up for the high-octane T20 World Cup clash in New York, former speedster Shoaib Akhtar has urged his team to play out of their skin and not chase personal milestones. India have a 6-1 record against Pakistan in T20 World Cups.Akhtar said that the entire country is rooting for them and Babar Azam and Co. and they have got to step up as an entire unit against the rampant Indian side."Pakistan, play out of your skin.Play for Pakistan. Don't play for individual records," said Akhtar in a video posted on X. While India registered a comfortable win over Ireland in their Group A opener, Pakistan were stunned by minnows USA in their first T20 World Cup game in Dallas earlier in the week.And after Pakistan's shock loss, the cricketing fraternity teared into ...

‘Isn’t it enough motivation that you’re up against Indians?’: Shoaib Akhtar’s message to Babar Azam’s men ahead of India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup clash | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has attempted to uplift the spirits of the Pakistan team before its crucial T20 World Cup match against India on Sunday in New York. In a video, Akhtar delivered a heartfelt message to Babar Azam's men, underscoring the potential for a comeback and the importance of the upcoming encounter against their arch-rivals.ALSO SEE: T20 World Cup Schedule | T20 World Cup Points Table"Now the question is whether Pakistan has a chance or not? Pakistan has a chance, trust me! Whenever we are down and out, our World Cup journey has always been like this from the start. We always seemed to be struggling, except for the 1999 World Cup, which we cruised through, though we unfortunately lost in the final. But Pakistan can make a comeback from here. India is...

‘Hurt & disappointed’: Shoaib Akhtar says Pakistan never deserve to win against USA in T20 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar voiced his frustration following Pakistan's stunning defeat to the USA in their opening match of the T20 World Cup on Thursday in Dallas. The loss, reminiscent of Pakistan's unexpected defeat to Bangladesh in the 1999 World Cup, has left fans and former players reeling."It was a disappointing loss for Pakistan.We are not off to a good start, losing to USA," Akhtar said in a video posted on his social media handle. SEE ALSO: T20 World Cup Points Table | T20 World Cup Schedule"Unfortunately, Pakistan never deserved to win because the USA played really well. They were always in the commanding position. (Mohammad) Amir saved the match. Shaheen (Afridi) and Amir tried, but USA were winning over Pakistan for 37 overs. And unfortunately, we couldn...