How Pakistan Cricket Community Reacts to Shocking Defeat by USA
How Pakistan Cricket Community Reacts to Shocking Defeat by USA

The Pakistan cricket community is in disbelief following the team's shocking loss to the USA in the T20 World Cup. The upset, described as a "black day" for Pakistan cricket, saw newcomers USA win in a Super Over after both teams finished on the same score during regular play at Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas.

Former captain Younis Khan criticized Pakistan's tactical decisions, particularly in the Super Over. "I would have preferred Fakhar Zaman to face the left-arm seamer. This defeat is a harsh lesson, and I hope Babar Azam and the team approach every game with the urgency of a do-or-die situation," Younis remarked. He also pointed out the disappointment felt by the large Pakistani community in the USA, who strongly support the team.

Legendary pacer Wasim Akram called the performance "pathetic," suggesting Pakistan underestimated their opponents. "It didn't look like Pakistan was playing against a team with limited experience against top sides," Akram said, also criticizing the fielding efforts.

Former opener Mohsin Khan expressed concern over Pakistan cricket's future, describing the defeat as a sign of weak mental strength among the players. "Our players seemed to underestimate the USA. The upcoming match against India is now a must-win," he stated.

Pakistan and the USA both scored 159 runs in regulation play. In the Super Over, the USA successfully defended 18 runs, securing a memorable victory on Thursday.

Cricket analyst Omair Alavi called it a "black day" in Pakistan cricket, lamenting the loss of pride and fighting spirit traditionally associated with the team. Prior to this defeat, Pakistan had also lost to Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, and Ireland.

Former captain Javed Miandad praised the USA team for their composure and discipline. "Their catching turned the match in their favor. Now, our players must bounce back in the remaining matches," he urged.

Speculations about internal issues within the Pakistan team have surfaced on social media. Former captain and coach Mohammad Hafeez criticized the decision to revert to Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan as openers, suggesting it indicated a lack of progress in team strategy.

Natasha, a dedicated cricket fan, expressed her disappointment, doubting Pakistan's chances against stronger teams like India. "If we can't beat the USA, how can we expect to win against India? I don't see us making it to the super eight," she said, reflecting the sentiment of many fans.

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