Pakistan national cricket team led by Babar Azam kick-started their World Cup 2023 campaign with a 81-run win over the Netherlands cricket team at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. The Green Shirts stuck to the same winning template as they got the better of Sri Lanka in their second game as well.
Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by six wickets at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad to make it two wins on the trot. However, they were unable to showcase their mettle against their arch-rivals, Team India. The Green Shirts were completely outplayed by the Indians.
Team India led by Rohit Sharma won the game by seven wickets and inflicted the first defeat on Pakistan in the ICC World Cup 2023 at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Pakistan didn’t recover from the defeat as they surrendered at the hands of the Australian cricket team by 62 runs at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
They looked scared and underconfident: Ramiz Raja
Pakistan cricket team’s performance hit a new low after their humiliating defeat to Afghanistan, a shocking result that nobody predicted. Batting first, Pakistan posted a competitive total of 282/7 in their quota of 50 overs. In response, Afghanistan chased down the target with an over to spare and won the game by 8 wickets at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
After Pakistan’s humiliating defeat, Ramiz Raja added that Pakistan players looked scared and underconfident in the game. While expressing his views on his YouTube channel, he said, “If you saw the body language of these players, you would not believe that this was a Pakistani team. They looked scared and underconfident. It seemed as if they were worried about dropping a catch or thinking about what would happen if they conceded a lot of runs in an over.”
Pakistan cricket team has literally lost confidence and it remains to be seen how they respond in the next game. Babar Azam and Co will lock horns with the South African cricket team on October 27 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
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