Despite playing poorly in the first half of their World Cup campaign, Pakistan made a significant comeback in the last four matches beating teams like South Africa and New Zealand. However, winning four consecutive matches didn’t prove to be enough for Pakistan to qualify for the final four and they bowed out of the mega-event due to an inferior NRR than New Zealand.
Pakistan skipper, Sarfaraz Ahmed remained under the pump the entire World Cup campaign as he was severely criticized by fans and ex-players for his captaincy. The 2017 Champions Trophy winner had a difficult life after the defeat from India as some section of the Pakistani fans immediately wanted him to resign.
Speaking to the media shortly after landing in Karachi following Pakistan’s elimination, Sarfaraz stated the job had been given to him by the PCB, and any decision to replace him must come through the same channel.
"It's not that I'm saying I refuse to resign. All I'm saying is the decision rests with the PCB, the same way as the decision to appoint me captain was taken by them," Sarfaraz said. "I'm sure they'll take the decision that's best for Pakistan."