Former Cricketers Lash Out at Pakistan’s Early Exit from T20 World Cup

News Desk2 weeks ago

Playing in their first-ever T20 World Cup, the USA split points with Ireland owing to washout, securing their spot in the Super 8 round of the competition.

Ireland has also been eliminated from the Super 8s stage, along with Pakistan.

After four games and five points, the USA emerged victorious from the group round. However, if Pakistan wins their last group match against Ireland on June 16, they might potentially earn four points.

The world was shocked by Pakistan’s early elimination from the 20-team competition, and cricket players and commentators from all around the world shared their thoughts on social media.

The former England captain expressed his thoughts on Pakistan’s elimination and the USA’s qualification via his official X (formerly Twitter) account.

“USA advances to the Super 8s… In the States, cricket is going to become popular. Pakistan has been eliminated. They are still far from being a good white-ball team right now, according to Vaughan’s post.

Saqlain Mushtaq, a former off spinner for Pakistan, voiced his dissatisfaction with the Green Shirts’ performance in the meantime.

“Watching the Pakistani team lose in the T20 World Cup’s super 8 is incredibly depressing, devastating, and shameful. Before we act or make any judgments, we should actually consider Pakistan first. We should also take time to consider our individual and collective mistakes,” Mushtaq wrote.

However, Wasim Jaffer, a former Indian batsman, stated that he believed Pakistan’s elimination from the competition was more likely the result of their own inadequacies than the rain in Florida.

“Understandably, Pakistan was not eliminated because USA v. IRE was rained out. Pakistan lost to the USA, and that’s why they were eliminated,” Jaffar wrote.

According to former Pakistani wicketkeeper-battler Kamran Akmal, the Green Shirts’ poor performance led to their elimination.

The fact that the Pakistani side performed below average cricket is as bittersweet as the fact that they were not able to advance to the Super Eight. It’s time to fix the issues now, Akmal wrote.

Read more: Pakistan Cricketers Achieve Higher ICC Men T20I Rankings

Pakistan’s T20 World Cup 2024 campaign got off to a terrible start as they were shockingly defeated by the USA in the Super Over.

Then, in a thrilling match played at a full Nassau County International Cricket Stadium on June 9, the Green Shirts lost by a dismal six runs to their bitter enemies, India.

After that, the former champions finally turned things around when they defeated Canada, who had lost their previous three games, by seven wickets in a hard-fought battle.

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