Veteran cricketers are not happy with the net run-rate being the decisive element in this World Cup. After Pakistan was knocked out of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 courtesy their poor net run-rate, many former cricketers did not like it.
Michael Vaughan, Graeme Smith, and Michael Holding were the ones who openly condemned it. Vaughan tagged net run-rate as "garbage", Graeme Smith was not happy with it either.
On the other hand, Michael Holding said that Pakistan should have qualified for the semi-finals as they beat New Zealand in the group stages. Pakistan's net run-rate was badly affected with their heavy defeat against the Windies. That cost them the place in the semi-finals despite being equal on the points with New Zealand.