Former Pakistan women’s team captain Sana Mir is backing India to perform well in the remaining matches of the ICC T20 World Cup. According to her, India will bounce back after the opening match defeat against Pakistan and she would love to see Virat Kohli-led side take on Babar Azam’s team in the finals of the T20 World Cup 2021.
India lost to Pakistan for the first time in an ICC global event by 10 wickets in the opening Super 12 match of the going event on Sunday.
“Virat Kohli handled the defeat with so much grace and I admire his sportsman spirit. It’s really good to see the top athletes, who are role models, behaving in the way he did,” Mir, a former Pakistan captain, wrote in her column for the ICC’s official website.
“It shows a lot of security within, and it means they have a lot of confidence to bounce back,” she further wrote.
Mir won’t be surprised if India come back stronger in the tournament.
“I won’t be surprised if India bounce back very quickly and in a big fashion and I hope we can see Pakistan and India play each other again in this tournament.”
She liked skipper Babar Azam’s attitude against India. “With this performance, Pakistan have definitely become one of the favourites for the tournament, but it was heartening to see Babar and Shaheen not get carried away when, in front of the media, they were focused on the next games,” she said.
“It is a great sign that they are staying level-headed and shows the team is going in the right direction,” she further wrote.