ISLAMABAD: Former cricketer Aamir Sohail sees Pakistan a much tougher team than India in Asia Cup noting the 2017 Champions Trophy win has boosted green-shirts morale. Pakistan will face arch-rivals India on September 19. The Asia Cup features six nations including Pakistan, defending champions India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Hong Kong and Afghanistan.
Talking to APP, Aamir, who played 47 Test matches and 156 ODIs said Pakistan’s Champions Trophy win will give them more confidence when they face India in the competition.
“However, Pakistan must monitor how India and Sri Lanka execute their plan on the field as both are tough teams and good competition is expected from them,” he said.
He said Pakistan will still have an edge over other teams as they have played in the UAE more than others.
Speaking on improving the internal affairs of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Aamir said chairman Ehsan Mani must conduct an evaluation process (performance based) among the board officials sitting at top slots.
“A person who has been performing must continue while those not giving results should be held accountable,” he said and added Mani must eliminate politics from PCB.
Responding to a question regarding the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between PCB and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2014 to play bilateral series from 2015 to 2023, he said former PCB chairman Najam Sethi had just given false hopes to the whole Pakistani nation about the Pak-India series otherwise there was no such thing on paper.