Pakistan’s dream of getting into the semi-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is official over as the boys in green failed to register a massive victory in their last league game against Bangladesh.
Batting first at Lord’s, Pakistan managed only 315 runs which was far from what they wanted. While Bangladesh failed to chase the target, but the net run-rate conundrum was enough to throw the boys in green out of World Cup contention.
During the journey, Pakistan’s captain and wicket-keeper batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed found himself in a pool of criticism as many fans now want him removed. However, the Karachi born recently received backing from former cricketer Mohsin Khan who believes that it is unfair to only blame Sarfaraz for the World Cup exit.
Instead, the 64-year old wants the complete think tank to be questioned as Pakistan missed crucial chances of improving their net run-rate. Mohsin opined that in Pakistan’s culture, axe always falls on captain’s head, but everyone should share the blame equally. It remains to be seen how Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) reacts to the current situation.