Knives are out: Feuds in Pakistan group led to their downfall, says nation’s media


Ever since Pakistan misplaced to India, there was large criticism aimed on the gamers and the administration.

Pakistan. (picture by Alan Martin/Motion Plus by way of Getty Pictures)

The fallouts of Pakistan’s humiliating 89-run loss to India within the 2019 World Cup appear to be far-reaching. Whereas there was basic criticism throughout about Sarfaraz Ahmed’s aspect failing to match the firepower of a superior Indian aspect, extra critical prices have began surfacing as time is passing by.

In accordance with a bit of the Pakistani media, groupings and feud within the group noticed the group underperforming in such a vital match at Outdated Trafford. The loss has now put the previous champions at a juncture the place one other loss may effectively see them going into the ready checklist for his or her second crown by one other 4 years.

Pakistan conceded 336 runs to India after selecting to bowl. Thereafter, their batting collapsed whereas making the steep chase and so they managed solely 212 for six in 40 overs to lose by 89 runs by way of the DLS Technique. In accordance with Pakistan’s ‘Samaa’ information channel, captain Sarfaraz Ahmed was furious after the loss and he straightaway accused some gamers together with Imad Wasim and Imam-ul-Haq of forming teams in opposition to him and never backing him.

One other channel ‘Dunya’ additionally got here out with an analogous report saying there have been completely different factions within the group – one led by Mohammad Amir and one other by Imad — that have been letting the captain down. The veteran member of the squad Shoaib Malik was additionally accused of doing the identical.

Nevertheless, when companies contacted a couple of members of the aspect, they denied the existence of groupings however confirmed that Sarfaraz was fuming when he returned to the dressing room and went after some gamers.

“However it was extra out of frustration and I don’t recall him blaming anybody or speaking about groupings within the group however he did say the gamers wanted to present extra,” cited experiences quoting a taking part in saying on the situation of anonymity.

“Even after we misplaced to Australia we had conferences to encourage one another and to debate the areas the place we had gone incorrect. However when you find yourself not doing effectively we are likely to see these speculative tales in Pakistan media.”

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Moin Khan desires PCB to again administration

Nevertheless, a former captain like Moin Khan desires the Pakistan Cricket Board to again its administration at such a time of disaster. He stated the approaching out of the knives when the group just isn’t doing effectively is a typical phenomenon in Pakistan and backed Sarfaraz though conceded that key errors have been made in opposition to each Australia and India.

“The purpose of concern is that our fielding and catching requirements have been very shoddy and that has not helped,” he stated.