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India, Pak should learn from Oz: Latif
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter


Player:Rashid Latif
Event:ICC Champions Trophy 2009/10

DateLine: 5th October 2009

 

Former skipper Rashid Latif said that Pakistan and India should take a leaf out of the Australian book and play aggressive brand of cricket in big tournaments like ICC CT. Pakistan went down to New Zealand by five wickets in the semifinal on Saturday, while Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men failed to enter the final-four stage of the eight-nation tournament in South Africa.

 

"Both Pakistan and India need to change their approach and mentality towards cricket. We need to play more aggressive and entertaining cricket," Latif, who has played 37 Tests for Pakistan, told a news agency.

 

"We shouldn't worry about results, but we should worry about playing positive all the time and the good results will come automatically. Australia are a classic example of this," he added.

 

Latif though hailed both skippers and said that they are capable of leading their respective sides to much better results in the 2011 World Cup, which will be co-hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

 

"I see Dhoni and Younus as captains in the next World Cup and also hope both of them have definitely the capacity to take their teams to the top of the rankings," Latif said.

 

"But I think, we will see changes in coaching staff in both teams before the next World Cup because the way I look at things there are many people who would not be satisfied with their performance," Latif said.


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