Former England player Dominic Cork has applauded the Indian men’s cricket team as a complete package after their win in the Asia Cup 2023. The tournament, which took place in Pakistan and Sri Lanka saw India emerge victorious defeating Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the final. Cork also praised India’s dominant performance as well, especially their comfortable victory over Sri Lanka in the final as well.
“We watch a lot of India and Pakistan, you know, we all do. The PSL, so we know what Pakistan cricket is like and how strong that is. But being around, you know, the Bangladesh team, the Sri Lankan team, the Afghanistan team. It was a really good tournament and obviously, India won it in the end. Quite comprehensively, bowling Sri Lanka out for 50 in an extraordinary game. Yeah, every ball swung, every pitch we played on a little bit of bounce, a little bit of carrying them, a little bit of spin. It was perfect conditions and some really good performances throughout,” Dominic Cork said while talking about this to Sky Sports.
Meanwhile, Pakistan faced a lot of criticism after being knocked out of the tournament in the Super 4 stage; despite having a strong start in the second round with a victory over Bangladesh. However, Pakistan faced a 228-run defeat to arch-rivals India in Colombo as well. They did exceptionally well to recover in a rain-affected must-win match against Sri Lanka, with Shaheen Afridi and Zaman Khan bowling impressive final overs. But, Charith Asalanka kept his cool and took his team to victory on the final ball as well.
“Who’s looking good there? India and Pakistan are just looking like I know him a look. discombobulated? I think that’s the word. I’m looking for this. Discombobulated. I think that’s the word I was looking for. I just think the way that you look at Pakistan and think they’d have no chance in the World Cup, You know, you could never write them off. But when you look at India, they just look like a complete package. And you’ve got people who want on their side. Shreyas Iyer won’t be on their side. The likes of Suryakumar Yadav will miss out,” Dominic Cork concluded.