Pakistan Cricket Team Dressing Room Was Tense After Defeat

It was yet another dooms day for Pakistan cricket as we fell in defeat to New Zealand in a match that could have been easily won. Pakistan bowled relatively well and did not allow Kiwis to score past 200. Surprisingly, the batting line-up started off pretty well. Sharjeel Khan played a massive knock and scored 47 off just 26 balls and it seemed like Pakistan would somehow win the match but it seemed Umar Akmal and Shoaib Malik intentionally slowed the pace of runs that Sharjeel Khan had developed. Sources close to Afridi say that the skipper was not at all happy and said Pakistan did not deserve to reach the semfinals of the World Cup T20 considering the poor batting performance in the consecutive matches. Sadly, the efforts of Sharjeel Khan went in vain.

In the post-match interview, Shahid Khan Afridi clearly hinted at his retirement from International cricket after the one final game against Australia. The chances of Pakistan reaching the semifinals are very slim unless some miracle happens. Head coach Waqar Younis also blasted the batsmen and said we could have chased the target if we kept up the rhythm set by Sharjeel Khan.

It could have been the victory for Pakistan that would easily set up semifinal berth for the team but Umar Akmal and Malik seemed to have a different agenda altogether. Afridi was rightly and clearly upset with the dismal batting show by the duo and it somehow reflects the inner rift among the team mates.

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