Pakistani skipper, Sarfaraz Ahmed has been facing chin music for not electing to bat first against India at Old Trafford. Even Pakistan PM, who is also a former cricket and World-Cup winning captain, Imran Khan had tweeted on the morning of the Indo-Pak World Cup game that the Men in Green should bat first if they win the toss.
Pakistan’s record in chasing in World Cup against India has been poor. But senior batsman, Mohammad Hafeez is of the opinion that the team doesn’t take decisions on the basis of tweets by anyone.
“Team’s decision can’t be made on what someone has tweeted. It was the team’s decision. We didn’t bowl well and that’s why we lost that game,” Hafeez was quoted as saying by geo.tv.
Sarfaraz Ahmed has been under tremendous scrutiny for the failure of Pakistan in the World Cup so far. But Hafeez feels the whole team have failed and that’s why Pakistan are losing. “We failed collectively as a team. We could not produce a team effort and individual brilliance did not help us either. In cricket these days, you need team performance… inputs from everyone,” said Hafeez.
“We can’t blame any single person, everyone is responsible for failing to deliver. All is not finished for us. We are focused on our next game and we are eager to win that match. We got ample time after the India game to regroup for a new beginning,” added Hafeez.