After being hammered both off and on the field, Pakistan Cricket Team skipper Sarfaraz Ahmad has warned his teammates that if they don’t get their acts right and start winning, they should be ready for the backlash when they go back home.
The Pakistan cricketers are facing strong criticism from both fans and former players after the 89-run defeat to India in the ICC Cricket World Cup clash on Sunday.
“If anyone thinks that I will go home, then it is their idiocy. If God forbid something unfortunate happens then I won’t be the only one going back home,” Pakistani media outlet, ‘thenews.com.pk’, quoted Sarfaraz as saying.
Sarfaraz’s captaincy was called “brainless” by former pacer Shoaib Akhtar, while Shoaib Malik, who was out for a first-ball duck in the game against India, found himself in the eye of a storm after videos of a night-out with Indian tennis star wife Sania Mirza went viral on social media.
The captain has urged the team to forget the loss against the neighbours and move on. “Forget the bad performance and uplift the team for the remaining four matches,” said Sarfaraz. Pakistan will next play South Africa on June 23 in London.