He expressed that they had no control over the composition of the Indian team and did not request the Indian board to send a relatively inexperienced side to the tournament.
Despite criticism for their dominant performance, where Pakistan secured a resounding 128-run victory over India in the summit clash to claim the trophy, Haris highlighted that their team included players with considerable international experience.
For instance, Mohammad Wasim Jr, who featured in the final, has already played two Tests, 14 ODIs, and 17 T20Is for Pakistan. Wasim Jr played a vital role, contributing with both the ball, taking 2/26, and the bat, scoring an unbeaten 17 runs.
Haris, who was among eight international players in the Pakistan Shaheens’ squad, questioned the Indian cricket board.
“Did we ask the Indian board to send little kids to the tournament?” Haris said in a podcast.
Haris said he was upset because of people saying that the Pakistan team won since it had more senior and experienced players compared to the Indian outfit.
“We had players who have hardly played a few games for the senior team, but if you look at their side, most of their players have appeared in around 200 IPL matches,” he claimed.
“They say that we had international experience in our team. How many international matches have we played? Saim has played 5, I have played 6. Those guys (India players) have played 260 IPL matches,” Haris said.
The Pakistan squad featured opening batter Saim Ayub who has played eight T20Is, Tayyab Tahir (three T20Is), Shahnawaz Dahani (two ODIs and 11 T20Is), 27-year-old Aamir Jamal (two T20Is) and Arshad Iqbal (one T20I).
The Indian team, captained by Yash Dhull, had no player with international experience while it had those who have featured in the Indian Premier League such as B Sai Sudharsan, Abhishek Sharma, Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Harshit Rana and Rajvardhan Hangargekar.
(With PTI Inputs)