Pakistani people are quite livid with the way the team performed in the game against India at Old Trafford. India defeated Pakistan by 89 runs (DLS method), which is the biggest margin of runs with which India have won any game in World Cup against arch-rivals, Pakistan.
Pakistan captain, Sarfaraz Ahmed has been slammed by former Pakistan speedster, Shoaib Akhtar. He was again very personal in the way he lashed out at Sarfaraz. He posted a video on his YouTube channel just after Pakistan lost the game.
“I can’t understand how Sarfraz can be so brainless. How could he forget that we don’t chase very well? Knowing our strength, which is bowling, is important. The game was half-won by Pakistan when Sarfaraz won the toss, but he tried hard to lose the match,” said Akhtar.
“Toss was very crucial and even if Pakistan had made 260, with their bowling, they could have defended it. So, I think it was just brainless captaincy. It’s a very saddening and disheartening performance from the Pakistan team captain. I wanted to see shades of Imran Khan in him but it’s too late for him now,” said the former speedster.
“Hasan Ali, who never shies away from jumping around at the Wagah border, couldn’t apply himself when it mattered the most. Many of his deliveries were short-pitched.
“His mindset seems to be: I want to keep playing T20s and the PSL. But in the World Cup 2019, we can see that he has not shown any pace or swing that could trouble batsmen,” said Akhtar.
Here is the full video: