Pakistan former captain-turned-cricket commentator Ramiz Raja expressed his disappointment over the lacklustre batting display by the New Zealand against India in the World Cup semi finals.
Ramiz was of the view that the match and the overall environment would have been totally different, if it was Pakistan versus India in the semis. “It was a pretty sour performance from New Zealand in such a big match, one can understand why Pakistani fans are angry because if Pakistan was playing against India in the semis, the world would have stopped to see the match and the eyeballs would get glued to see the encounter," said Ramiz.
Pakistan exited from the World Cup due to a negative Net Run Rate of -0.43, despite having the same 11 points on the table as the Black Caps.
“Pakistani fans also add to the colors of the tournament, whereas there were hardly any New Zealand fans present in the match," he added.
New Zealand, who were 211 at the loss of five wickets in 46.1 overs before the rain suspended the game, never looked in the game, as Kane Willaimson side despite winning the toss and opting to bat first seemed powerless against the Indian bowling line at Old Trafford.
The game would commence today (Wednesday) at the same time – 2:30 pm PST.