Pakistani analysts opine that Pakistan lost because of not being able to handle the immense pressure of the semifinal match against India.
According to former Pakistan Captain, key players were under the huge burden of performing well in the match. He further added that , in his yesterday’s press speech, shared that he would be able to perform well if there was another fast bowler like Shoaib Akhter in the squad because the presence of another pace bowler would put some burden off his shoulders. This was a clear statement indicating that he was feeling the pressure of the match.
Secondly,, too, had advised Pakistani side via media platform to include another fast bowler in the semifinal match. He was actually suggesting the inclusion of Shoaib Akhter.
Besides bowling, Pakistan’s fielding did not meet the expectations at all. There were four missed catches in the match. Two of them were of the leading scorer,. Had Tendulkar been out earlier, Pakistan would have been chasing a comparatively low score.
Pakistan’s batting, too, was very poor in the game. Javed Miandad said, “Misbah ul Haq was playing as if it was a test match.” The rest of the team was too anxious to finish the match early.
Experts’ final opinion says that due to strong pressure of the host team, Pakistan couldn't perform well in all departments.