Brutally honest verdict of Pakistan coach after 4th defeat in ongoing World Cup tournament

The director of the Pakistan cricket team, Mickey Arthur, said that his team failed to put together the perfect game in this ongoing World Cup tournament. They are virtually out of the World Cup after suffering a narrow one-wicket defeat against South Africa here on Friday, which happened to be their fourth straight loss in the tournament. While Pakistan needs to win all three remaining games, their fate will also depend on other results.
At the post-match conference, a very disappointed Arthur said, "Look, to be brutally honest, we haven't put together the perfect game yet. I don't think we've batted well enough yet as a unit. I think certainly par on that pitch is 300 at least. So, we haven't put together enough runs.”
He also said, “And then we haven't put together a bowling performance that goes with it. So tonight, I thought it was our best bowling performance of the competition. I thought we bowled really well, but I still thought we were under par in terms of the runs that we had.”
While continuing his statement, he added, "We haven't put the perfect game together yet. It hasn't been for lack of effort; it hasn't been for lack of trying, but we just haven't got enough players in form at the minute, particularly with the bat.”



Oct 28, 2023 11:01 AM