This is not an upset, Australia have lost: Indian legend

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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New Delhi. Australia's defeat at the hands of Afghanistan in the ICC T20 World Cup is being discussed everywhere. It is being considered the biggest upset in the history of the tournament. At the same time, Indian legends are not considering it an upset, rather they say that the Australian team faced defeat after planning. Mohammad Kaif gave the credit of the victory to Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan for making a brilliant plan against the Kangaroo team.

The Afghanistan team was under pressure after losing against India in the first Super 8 match of the ICC T20 World Cup. Rashid Khan's team registered a historic win against a strong team like Australia, which was undefeated so far in the tournament. After losing the toss and batting first, the Afghan team scored 148 runs for 6 wickets on the basis of half-centuries from openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran. After this, the Australian team collapsed for 127 runs in front of the deadly bowling of Naveen Ul Haq, Gulbadin Naik and captain Rashid Khan.

This is not a turnaround, says Kaif

Indian legend Mohammad Kaif has described Afghanistan's victory as the result of their hard work and better planning. He said on Star Sports, “This is not an upset. The Australian team did not lose but they were defeated by planning. Rashid Khan made a special plan and made Naveen Ul Haq bowl against opener Travis Head, which resulted in a wicket.”

He further said, “When everyone felt that Gulbadin Naib should not be given bowling, he was put on attack. This was also Rashid Khan's plan, which benefited him a lot. Naib is not a new player, he has a lot of experience and that is why he was successful in taking 4 wickets. The credit for this victory of the team should be given to the excellent captaincy of Rashid Khan.”

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