Pakistan’s World Cup journey has taken a dramatic shift since their defeat against India. After getting thrashed by India, Pakistan has gone on to comprehensively beat South Africa and New Zealand. Pakistan also cannot afford to lose its remaining matches if it wants to keep its semi-final hopes alive.
The former Pakistani player and legendary leg-spinner, Abdul Qadir has warned Pakistan to not get complacent in the matches against Afghanistan and Bangladesh and advised the team to not get carried away in the euphoria of the recent good results as the job is only half done yet.
“Pakistan should have beaten New Zealand at least 8 to 10 overs earlier, but the batsmen consumed too many precious deliveries before chasing the target. Now they have to be aware of complacency and ensure their feet remain on the ground,” Qadir said.
Speaking of Pakistan’s sloppy fielding, he said it's remarkable that Pakistan is still finding ways to win matches despite dropping a plethora of catches but stated that if Pakistan repeats the same mistakes against Bangladesh then they will suffer.