Simulate loud roars in practice: Mushtaq Ahmed’s advice to Pakistan on dealing with deafening crowd in Ahmedabad

Hyderabad, Oct 4 (PTI) The one lakh-plus crowd inside the stadium will act like India’s 12th man in the marquee World Cup clash against Pakistan in Ahmedabad and the 1992 World Cup winner Mushtaq Ahmed wants skipper Babar Azam and his players to simulate that raucous atmosphere ahead of the much-anticipated contest.

A majority of Pakistan players are in India for the first time but Mushtaq is hoping the team would have done its homework to negotiate the varied conditions over the course of the tournament.

The 53-year-old reckons that preparing to play in front of a partisan crowd is important and that is something he did with the England team in 2012 when it won a historic Test series in India.

No other team has managed a series win India since then.

“In modern cricket, the data helps you get to know about the conditions in a particular country. They are playing in India for the first time so mental preparation is important,” one of the finest leg-spinners to have come out of Pakistan told

Source: PTI News


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