Pakistan’s Under-19 team showed great promise and skills before witnessing their progress getting halted by the prowess of Indian team in the semi-final of the Under-19 World Cup, which is getting played in South Africa. In the knock-out encounter, Pakistan batted first and looked good at 146-4, but then collapsed to get 172 all out – a total blue team chased without any discomfort.
This defeat obviously moved many to lampoon the listless performance from the Under-19 team. However, former Pakistan paceman Shoaib Akhtar came forward to support the rising stars against the backlash. The cricketer turned expert believes that Pakistani team contains immense potential among their ranks with which few of them can go on to become the stars of the future.
He also asked the cricket pundits to go easy on the budding cricketers as they are very young and have a lot to learn. Finally, he advised the team to work hard by wishing them luck for their future endeavors.