Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has strongly taken note of all the criticism being directed towards Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men in recent times after they slumped to a huge 89-run defeat to arch-rivals India, dimming their chances of securing a semi-final berth.
Calling for calmness to prevail, Afridi backed the Green Shirts as he posted a message for the nation in Urdu on Twitter requesting fans to not lose hope and keep supporting the team.
“After yesterday's defeat, the Pakistan cricket team is being severely criticised in our media. I only request that this team be backed despite the loss because when they win we are all together. If we also stay as one during a defeat then victory becomes inevitable. These are our stars and we should support them in every way possible,” his tweet read.
He urged people to refrain from divisive and destructive criticism that does not lead to any progress of the team and instead dampens their spirits.