India captain Rohit Sharma says complacency fear after Pakistan win

Karachi has been the venue for few Test and ODI series, including the 2010 game won by England, and the teams will also play a Twenty20 series India captain Rohit Sharma says he has…

India captain Rohit Sharma says complacency fear after Pakistan win

Karachi has been the venue for few Test and ODI series, including the 2010 game won by England, and the teams will also play a Twenty20 series

India captain Rohit Sharma says he has no fears about complacency after Pakistan came from behind to beat the hosts by seven wickets in a T20 World Cup match in Karachi.

“There is definitely no complacency. We have lost a few series in the past,” he said, referring to the defeats in the Caribbean in 2018.

“And we also had some very close T20I series against the same opposition over the past couple of years.”

Pakistan, who now top the T20 rankings, will host the next World Cup in 2020 in line with ICC rotation policy.

India won the ICC World T20 in 2012 in Sri Lanka and India won the inaugural World T20 in Bangladesh in 2010.

However, they lost to Pakistan in the World Cup final in 2015 in Australia.

“I think we did well to even manage to get back into the game. To not only bat, but to get so close to Pakistan,” said India captain Rohit Sharma after losing to Pakistan in the World T20 opener.

“Today was a very good example of how tough cricket is, and how dangerous Pakistan are.

“Credit to Pakistan, to our batsmen to show that they can challenge them [in the game].”

India must defeat Pakistan twice more in their three-match series to become group leaders.

“We know we are making a big comeback to international cricket,” said Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik.

“It’s a big positive for Pakistan cricket that we’re putting up such good performances.”

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