Former Pakistani legendary batsman Zaheer Abbas has heaped praises for the Indian cricket for their historic win over Australia in the final Test at the Gabba.
Speaking on a show on Geo TV, Abbas commended the Indian cricket team, composed mostly of youngsters, for winning the four-match Test series against a senior Australian team.
“Look at how the Indian team has come up. Today they are winning series in Australia not once but twice in three years,” Abbas said.
India put up a tough fight against the Aussies despite the absence of their captain and most of their senior players ruled out due to their injury troubles. Even some of the players of the playing XI of the final Test were also struggling with injuries.
Abbas gave credit to India’s cricket management for nurturing the players and investing in their cricket structure to produce strong players. He said that they are reaping the benefits of their hard work.
“That has happened because India has invested and planned on their cricket structure a lot in the last decade and today they are reaping the benefits of that hard work.”
Additionally, the ICC Hall of Fame player also expressed his disappointment over Pakistani players current state, and said that a player requires hard work to shine.
“In cricket, I have always believed that it is how much hard work and time an individual player is willing to put into his game that matters the most.
“No amount of coaching or advice can make you a top player unless you work hard on your game yourself.
“In our times we didn’t have specialized coaches, just mentors. We were expected to work hard and devote time to our training and nets if we wanted to become big players,” he added.