Australian opener David Warner on Wednesday reacted strongly to Mohammad Kaif calling India the “best team on paper” despite losing the World Cup final, saying “you need to perform when it matters”.
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Kaif too was taken aback by India’s loss to the Kangaroos and remarked on Star Sports that, “I can never accept that the best team has has won the World Cup.” “The Indian team is the best team on paper,” said Kaif, a member of the side that finished runners-up in the 2003 World Cup. Warner, Australia’s leading run getter in the World Cup, responded to Kaif’s claims saying the appearance on paper doesn’t matter and one needs to perform in the field to win the trophy.
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AdvertisementIndia had won all their 10 matches heading into the final. Australia, on the other hand, had lost their first two league matches, including the opener against India at Chennai, before winning nine matches on the trot.