Still Missing Miandad
“The guys showed a lot of character,” said a less-than-coherent Kohli, swiveling round and round in his post-game chair. “If you compare the experience of our team with their team, it’s massive. Huge,” he said, and swiveled some more. But if the Pakistani cricket experience is defined by sheer lunacy, then yes, the Indian side has a long way to go.
For once, and it really is just this once, the stats are too good to pass up. India had slammed a big 245 in Sharjah, and it was 245 runs that it piled on again in Dhaka. The margin of victory in ‘86 was the closest for any Indo-Pak battle royale. Last Sunday’s was the second-closest.
That still doesn’t cover the cleanest comparison: the visual of Shahid Afridi clobbering R Ashwin with two sixes off the last over, Pakistan’s Miandad Moment 2.0.