Wrong to blame any individual for Pakistan’s poor show: Hafeez
LONDON (92 News) – Pakistani all-rounder and former Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez has said that any single individual from the team could not be blamed for poor show.
With the ICC World Cup in full swing, the Men in Green drilled during a practice session at Lord’s Cricket Ground Pakistani team coach Mickey Arthur and batting coach Grant Flower gave tips to team players.
Pakistani bowlers were seen in action at the bowling nets, whereas batsmen hone their skills as the team prepared to take on South Africa in their sixth match of the tournament on June 23.
Speaking to the journalists, Hafeez said that everyone, from the players to the management, was responsible for the team’s performance so far and that any single individual could not be blamed.
The all-rounder said that the last few days have been very painful for him and his team as the national side has come under severe criticism following their poor show in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
“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…input from everyone,” Hafeez highlighted.
“We can’t blame any single person, everyone is responsible for failing to deliver,” the former captain said.
Amir asks fans to avoid using bad words for players
Left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir has requested Pakistani fans to avoid using bad words for the national cricket team players, seeking their support for upcoming matches of the World Cup.
Responding to the strong criticism after their defeat to rivals India in the World Cup’s clash, Mohammad Amir vowed to bounce back in the next games, adding that they need nations’ support to achieve the best ahead.
Amir, who achieved his career’s maiden five-wicket haul against Australia and took three crucial wickets against India, took his Twitter to calm down the disappointed fans, requesting: “Pls dont use bad words for the players yes u guys can criticise our performance we will bounce back InshAllah we need ur support.”