A rejuvenating victory

for India

Sunil Gavaskar feels the victory, India's first meaningful one in almost three months in Australia, will be "rejuvenating". "This will against Pakistan could be really rejuvenating. If they beat South Africa on Sunday, India will go all the way," said an excited Gavaskar. "India played like world champions today and the win was impressive. The way they batted, bowled and fielded, India looked like a world champion side.–Agencies


commit too many mistakes

Zaheer Abbas pointed out that Pakistan committed too many mistakes and felt that the players were not trying to learn from their previous blunders."There was no proper planning. We made so many mistakes. Our captain did blunders. Sending Younus to open the innings was a big blunder and using Umar as a wicketkeeper was another. Moreover, we dropped so many catches. When do we learn?" asked Abbas.–Agencies


would have killed us

Ravi Shastri, currently the Indian team director, said winning on Sunday was crucial. "It (a loss) would have killed us. We can't be playing the waiting game. The win was very important to keep the morale up. The team is young and hence it's important to enjoy a victory," Shastri said.  "If there is one team that can take out Australia in this World Cup, it is this Indian team.–Agencies

Mohisn Khan lashes out

at PCB

Former Pakistan coach Mohsin Khan came down heavily on the PCB, saying that the management is responsible for team's dismal showing. "Because of lack of sincerity in our nation's cricket board, we are suffering today. The team management is a total failure and it is also destroying the team. So many changes time again at the administrative level is hampering the team." –Agencies

The better team has


Former Pakistan captain Hanif Mohammad watched Pakistan-India World Cup match from his hospital bed where he was admitted for fever. Speaking over his mobile, Hanif said: “The better team has won. India played like a champion and they looked like a bunch of matured players as against Pakistan's inexperienced lot. The Indian showed to the world that they could win against any odds.”–Bipin Dani

Ajmal slams umpire Steve Davis

Saeed Ajmal alleged that ICC umpire, Steve Davis had victimized Pakistan after he ruled Umar Akmal caught behind on a referral decision. "Steve Davis never upheld any appeal when I bowled and I had to always ask for a referral to get a wicket when he was the umpire," Ajmal said. "Davis has always had issues with us and even when we didn't want him for a match no one listened to us." Ajmal said.–Agencies