Former Pakistan National Cricket Team skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq, speaking about the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 campaign from the Babar Azam-led side, said the Men In Green is a much better team than the kind of performance that they delivered the big tournament.
Pakistan finished second in the recently concluded ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. They lost the final to Jos Buttler-led England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday by 5 wickets.
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Notably, the Men In Green had suffered consecutive defeats in their first two Super 12 matches and were on the verge of being knocked out of the tournament. However, they somehow managed to reach the semi-finals and recorded a dominant victory over New Zealand.
In a video shared on his official YouTube channel, Inzamam-ul-Haq opined that Pakistan was not playing cricket well in the multinational tournament. He said:
“Yes, Pakistan made it to the final and could have even won the trophy. But my personal opinion is that Pakistan did not play good cricket in the World Cup. They are a much better team than the kind of performance they put in. They should have played much better cricket.”
The team can be criticized for losing but I would give them credit for their fight – Inzamam-ul-Haq
Former Pakistan National Cricket Team skipper further said that Babar Azam & Co. gave a good fight to the opponents during the tent tournament. Inzamam-ul-Haq also praised the team management. He claimed:
“The team can be criticized for losing, but I would give them credit for their struggle. They learned as a team. Congratulations to the team management – Saqlain (Mushtaq), (Mohammad) Yousuf, (Matthew) Hayden and (Shaun) Tait.
“We can’t see it from the outside, but they also have a big role to play in keeping the boys united, making sure their body language doesn’t fade and keeping the confidence of the players high. Well done to them.
“The only good thing I’ve noticed about the Pakistani team during the tournament and in the last 2-3 series, which they didn’t have before, is that regardless of the situation – whether they have put down a low score or are finding it difficult to cope with circumstances – the Pakistani team continues to fight. 137 was not a good score, but their body language on the pitch remained positive.”
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