Pakistan cricket legend and Chief selector, Inzamam ul Haq, expressed disappointment over Pakistan cricket team’s poor display of will against New Zealand. Inzamam said that there were no excuses for such a dismal show put up by the players.
In the ongoing ODI series of five matches against New Zealand, Pakistan are down 3-0, with the 4th and 5th ODI still remaining to be played. And speaking to the media at the UBL sports complex in Karachi, Pakistan’s selection committee’s chief selector, Inzamam ul Haq said,
“Obviously we are all disappointed at the manner in which the team capitulated on Saturday.”
Inzamam further added that the national selection committee had chosen the best players available, and it was these men who had recently created history by winning the Champions Trophy. The former Pakistan captain said,
“Selectors had picked the best available squad of players and the core of them won the ICC Champions Trophy only six months ago.”
“No doubt the pitches in New Zealand are tough for most touring teams because it takes time to adjust to the conditions there.”
Not playing to full potential is disgraceful – Inzamam
Inzamam ul Haq emphasised that it was not the loss that bothered the selection committee, as wins and losses were part and parcel of the sport called cricket. However, it was the lack of a strong-willed fight from the Pakistan cricket team, which had given up against the Kiwis. Inzamam said,
“I always maintain it is no disgrace when you lose a game but to be not playing to potential is something that is unacceptable. What has disturbed us the most is that the experienced lot has not been able to perform so far and that’s not a good sign.”
On the other hand, Inzamam ul Haq praised the all-round performances from the New Zealand cricket team. He admitted with a heavy-heart, that the Kiwis had absolutely outclassed Pakistan in all aspects of the sport.
However, Inzamam is hopeful that the poor display against Kiwis was a one-off, and that the boys will bounce back soon. As reported by Business Recorder
, he said,
“Pakistan can still make a comeback in the remaining of the One Day International series and have an even chance of winning of the T20I series as of New Zealand.”