Skipper Sarfaraz admits poor game against Australia, India in World Cup
KARACHI (92 News) - Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has admitted the team didn’t play well against Australia and India in the cricket World Cup 2019. He said he is satisfied with the performance of his team as his team performed well in last four matches after facing poor performance in initial five matches of the cricket world cup. Addressing a news conference after returning to Karachi from England, the cricketer said several incidents that took place with the players after match with India should not have been happened. He said they wanted to improve run rate against Afghanistan, but extreme difficult pitch conditions restricted the team for performing. "I feel sorry for Pakistan's exit from the cricket tournament," Sarfaraz Ahmad said. He revealed that a proper consultative meeting was held with the players after defeat by India. We were aware of the low run rate and attempted to overcome it but unfortunately, we couldn’t win with big margin, he added. Pakistan cricket team captain said the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCD) chairman selected him as skipper and now it’s up to him if he wanted to replace him. The players who participated in the mega event from Pakistan side were of my choice, Sarfaraz Ahmed told media. Replying to a question, Sarafraz said he had full support from Coach Mickey Arthur and Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq during the tournament, adding as he wanted to perform with winning combination Shoaib Malik didn’t get chance to play in the last game.