Following the 89 run loss against India via the DLS method Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed warned his teammates of further backlash at home if they don’t improve in the remaining matches of the ongoing World Cup 2019.
News agency thenews.com.pk quoted Sarfaraz saying, “If anyone thinks that I will go home, then it is their idiocy. If God forbid something unfortunate happens then I won’t be the only one going back home.”
It has also been reported that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ehsan Mani phoned Sarfaraz Ahmed on Tuesday and assured him that the entire nation stands by the team. Mani added that the nation expects an improved performance from Pakistan in the upcoming matches of the showpiece event.
The PCB chairman told Sarfaraz not to divert his attention from the game by giving attention to “baseless news stories” and asked him to keep calm and lead the team to better performance in the upcoming matches, the report added.
Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar called Sarfaraz’s captaincy “brainless”. Moreover, Shoaib Malik who was ducked in the game against India found himself in the eye of a storm after videos of a night-out with Indian tennis star wife Sania Mirza went viral on social media.
Pakistan, who have three points in five games, are placed ninth on the points table. They will next face South Africa in a do or die clash for them on 23rd June at the Lord’s.
Source : Various