Pakistan’s veteran all-rounder, Mohammad Hafeez has revealed that last few days since their poor performance against India, have been painful for him and for the rest of the teammates. However, he is determined that his team will brush off the recent defeats to come out stronger.
Talking about the defeat to India, he said as a team they are equally hurt after losing to India just like every Pakistan fan is but targeting players’ families is below the belt and it shouldn’t happen. The 38-year-old said, everyone from the players to the management was responsible for the team’s performance so far and that any single individual could not be blamed.
"We failed collectively as a team. We could not produce a team effort and individual brilliance did not help us either. In cricket these days, you need team performance, input from everyone. We can't blame any single person, everyone is responsible for failing to deliver," the former captain said.
The 1992 World Cup winners now need to win all four of their remaining games and hope other results go in their favour, with four teams qualifying from the round-robin phase.