Match Tied (Royal Challengers Bangalore win one-over eliminator)
Despite coming back strongly twice in the game against Australia, Pakistan wasn’t able to sustain pressure and recorded their second defeat in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament. Chasing has never been Pakistan’s strongest suit but the boys in green lost grip even when things were going smoothly for them. All this aided in lessening their chances of appearing in the semi-finals of the event.
After the defeat, like all the cricket pundits, former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram shared his two cents. The cricketer turned commentator was frustrated to see the think tank making a plethora of mistakes including the exclusion of the rising all-round sensation Shadab Khan who had an impressive outing against England.
Nevertheless, the 53-year old advised the team to move on and concentrate on the upcoming clash against India which holds immense significance. The Lahore born didn’t shy away from admitting the superiority of the Indian side over Pakistan. However, he added that Pakistan could pull out a needed win if they do basics well and learn from their mistakes.