Shoaib Akhtar praises India’s depth: Single players enough to outclass opposition

India’s exceptional performance in the Cricket World Cup 2023 continued with their fifth consecutive victory, this time against New Zealand in Dharamsala.

After the match, former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar praised India’s depth, suggesting that individual talents like Shubman Gill, KL Rahul, and Rohit Sharma are more than sufficient to dominate any opposition, including New Zealand.


Virat Kohli’s impressive innings of 95 runs guided India to a thrilling 4-wicket victory, showcasing his ability to thrive under pressure, according to Akhtar. He lauded Kohli for his match-winning efforts and highlighted the immense talent present in India’s batting lineup.

Akhtar emphasized that players like Shubman Gill, KL Rahul, and Rohit Sharma possess the caliber to take on New Zealand individually. He also commended Mohammed Shami, who made a significant impact in his first game of the tournament by taking 5 wickets and earning the Player of the Match title.