These comments came after New Zealand demolished the target of 346 runs in their first World Cup match against Pakistan. Earlier this week, New Zealand won that game by a margin of five wickets.
Moeen also suggested that he had witnessed similar things when the team played against India in the 2023 Asia Cup.
The other thing is that against India, the players are scared. And those who are really afraid that their offers won’t work… that’s the fear. As a cricketer, you have to play to your potential and give 100%. It’s okay if your offers don’t work out, it happens. But your body language shows if you want to win, and that wasn’t evident. And I’m sure there were some problems in the locker room. And I know there are differences in a professional environment, but you have to overcome them to perform better. You’ve got to move on, he added.
On the day, pacer Kuldeep Yadav after centuries by K.L. Rahul (111*) and VirAta Kohli (122*) led India to a 228-run win over Pakistan in the Super 4 match in Colombo.
Besides Rahul and Kohli’s centuries, India also had the likes of Rohit Sharma (56) and Sh. Yadav.Ubman Gill (58), who took the first innings score to 356/2 in a 50-overs. This came after the Asia Cup match between India and Pakistan resumed on Monday after rain delayed the start of the reserve day. Despite starting 1 hour and 40 minutes after the scheduled time, the game remained a 50-overs game.