While Pakistan produced a series of good performances in the second half of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament, their first half’s horrors were enough to dent their World Cup hopes. As a result, the dream was shattered with Pakistan not even qualifying for the semi-finals of the competition.
Many former cricketers went on to disapprove Pakistan’s preparations for the ongoing championship in England and Wales. The recent man to do so is none other than the darling all-rounder Shahid Afridi who believes that other nations were fully prepared for World Cup for last three months, but it wasn’t the case with us.
Discussing Pakistan’s last minute changes, the 39-year old added that Pakistan’s plan was hard to digest as Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz weren’t in the original squad and the players on which Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) invested were dropped. Moreover, he was frustrated to see Pakistan resting key players in the ODI series against Australia as Afridi opined that this disturbed team’s combination and mindset. Finally, the talismanic player urged Pakistan team to rectify their mistakes and come back hard in their upcoming fixtures.