Wasim Akram Criticizes Pakistan’s Performance Following Defeat to India

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Following their defeat against India in the T20 World Cup 2024, former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram lashed out at the Men in Green for their performance in the crucial match.

After being bowled out for 119, Indian bowlers turned things around for the Men in Blue as Jasprit Bumrah’s masterclass and Hardik Pandya’s crucial wickets powered India to a narrow but significant win over rivals Pakistan in Group A of the ICC T20 World Cup at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium.

Akram stated that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) needs to act decisively to address the problems in Pakistani cricket, expressing his frustration. The former captain made a strong argument, stating that it was preferable to lose a match with six or seven inexperienced players than to lose one with seasoned international cricketers who had no understanding of the game at all.

“Enough is enough. We need changes now. Bring in a new team, six to seven players, and then back them through losses so they can develop as a team. It’s time for the PCB chairman to take a bold step. We keep hearing [of the team] that this guy isn’t talking to that guy, or that guy isn’t talking to him. This was the best New York pitch so far; it wasn’t that difficult. How difficult was it to chase 120?” Akram said as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.

The former skipper added that after the six-run loss to arch-rival India, Pakistan doesn’t deserve to take place in the Super 8s of the ongoing T20 World Cup. “After this performance, I don’t think Pakistan deserve to go into the Super 8s,” he added.

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