“India a very big team, but couldn’t handle pressure in last two games,” Shadab Khan says opposition held nerves better than India in Asia Cup 2022

India suffered two back to back losses in super 4 round of Asia Cup 2022 and got eliminated from the tournament

The Pakistan leg spinner Shadab Khan reckons that the Indian cricket team is a big team which plays a lot of cricket and performs well too, but the reason why they are not in the final of Asia Cup 2022 is because they couldn’t handle the pressure in their first two games of super 4.

Pakistan, as they defeated Afghanistan in their second super 4 game yesterday, managed to qualify to the final of Asia Cup 2022, along with Sri Lanka. India, on the other hand, got eliminated from the tournament as they needed an Afghanistan win against Pakistan to stay alive.

Shadab Khan, who played a match winning knock for Pakistan against Afghanistan yesterday, addressed the post match press conference and when he was asked about India being eliminated, Shadab said that India are definitely a big team and they know how to handle pressure situations.


But, in the two games that they played in the super 4 round, both were very close games and in both games, the opposition teams held their nerves better. Shadab said that he didn’t really watch the game between India and Sri Lanka, but the way that game seems to have gone, it definitely appears as if Sri Lanka held their nerves better than India because it was a very close game as well.

“I would try to finish the game next time,” Shadab Khan on his knock against Afghanistan

The game between Pakistan and Afghanistan was also extremely close last night and if not for the two sixes hit by their no. 10 batsman Naseem Shah, Pakistan would have been beaten by Afghanistan in a cricket match for the first time ever in their history.

Talking about the game, Shadab Khan said that he was promoted in the batting order and he should have finished the game for Pakistan, because it was a pitch where the new batsman was always going to find it difficult to get going straightaway.



I write a bit on cricket and I am more interested in technical and tactical side of the game, rather than bravado.

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