Despite the hopes of the people of Pakistan in the Shia Cup, it remained his team’s dream to win the trophy. Before the final match against Sri Lanka, there were slogans in the whole country that this time the Asia Cup will be named after Pakistan. But Sri Lankan young players made Pakistan to face the reality and realize that any tournament is not made by slogans but by performing well on the field. The Pakistan team has so far won only two Asia Cup titles. This time the cricket fans of Pakistan felt that for the third time their players would get the trophy in the name of their country, but it could not happen. The reason for Pakistan’s defeat in this match is not all the players, but only a few, who showed a poor game and the result was that the Sri Lankan team became the winner of the Asia Cup for the sixth time. After this embarrassing defeat of the Pakistani team, now the former players there are fiercely criticizing the current players. In this episode, former Pakistan fast bowler Shoam Akhtar also lashed out at the Pakistan team.
Shoaib Akhtar not happy with Pakistan team
Shoaib Akhtar gave a caption on the social media platform Twitter, while criticizing the team, writing, “This combination is not working. Pakistan has to focus on many things. Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah need to think about all these. Apart from this, Rizwan is no longer going to work with 50 runs in 50 balls. Pakistan is not getting any benefit from this. Salute to Sri Lanka, what a team.
This combination is not working. Pakistan has to look into a lot of things. Fakhar, Iftikhar, Khushdil all need to be looked into. And Rizwan, 50 off 50 is not going to work anymore. Doesn’t benefit Pakistan.
Hats off to Sri Lanka. What a team
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— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) September 11, 2022
head coach defended
Pakistan’s head coach Saqlain Mushtaq has given his reaction on these things of Shoaib Akhtar. Defending the players of the Pakistani team, he said, “It is their thinking. Those who are sitting outside, they see things from outside and speak on them. It’s not their fault here. He saw the result and score in bold on which he commented. It is easy for them. Rather, they do not even have an idea of what is the atmosphere inside the dressing room. What do players think about their confidence and getting injured?
Pakistan head coach, Saqlain Mushtaq is impressed with @BhanukaRajapak3‘s performance in the DP World #AsiaCup 2022 final. He talks about the unpredictable nature of T20Is, and revisiting Pakistan’s strategy with a 360 approach.#SLvPAK #ACC #GetReadyForEpic #AsiaCup2022 pic.twitter.com/zd4da2a57Z
— AsianCricketCouncil (@ACCMedia1) September 11, 2022