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Team India looks unimpressive and disinterested: Akram
PTI
New Delhi, September 29, 2009
First Published: 20:48 IST(29/9/2009)
Last Updated: 21:11 IST(29/9/2009)

The Indian Team in the Champions Trophy is looking like a bunch of "disinterested" and "listless" cricketers who have their mind somewhere else, said former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram.

Akram said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men are looking extremely unimpressive in the ongoing eight-team tournament and they don't look good enough to make it to semifinal.

"Their (the Indian players) mind seems to be elsewhere completely," Akram told Mobile ESPN from Johannesburg after Australia scored 234 for four in 42.3 overs against India.

The match was eventually called off due to downpour.

"The Indian team has been looking listless and disinterested in the proceedings at South Africa. They don't seem to be interested in playing and seem to be going through the motions in this tournament. I fail to understand the reason for that," Akram said.

Akram was also far from amused with the performance of Indian bowlers.

"Against Pakistan, the seam bowlers bowled a bit too short with the spinners failing to curb the scoring rate or pick wickets. The story pretty much repeated itself in the game against Australia," Akram said.


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