Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

After Team India’s defeat against weaker Bangladesh in the last match of the Super Four, former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar said that he was relieved.

“India have lost the game against Bangladesh. Embarrassing loss. We can’t criticise too much. Bangladesh are here to play. People were criticising Pakistan, saying that they got beaten up. Sri Lanka are a good team, not an average team. The same is the case with Bangladesh. They are all playing international cricket. Finally, some relief for the Pakistan fans, including me, that India have lost the game,” said Akhtar on his official YouTube channel.

The Rawalpindi Express feels that Bangladesh is ‘not an average’ team and this should serve as a wake-up call for India who will face Sri Lanka in the final on Sunday eyeing a record-extending eighth Asia Cup title.

“What a wake-up call for India before the final. You can’t take teams lightly after winning a few games. No disrespect to them but Bangladesh made a statement that they are here to prove a point,” Akhtar added.

India will lock horns with Sri Lanka in the final match on Sunday.