Pakistan crashed out of the Asia Cup after an embarrassing loss to Bangladesh last evening. Their batting has not even looked competent enough and that has added excess burden on their bowlers. The Pakistani batsmen don’t seem like applying themselves in the middle and slogging blindly seems to be their only option.

Waqar Younis, coach of Pakistan, said that he was simply saddened by his side’s premature exit from the T20 Asia Cup. “It is a sad story,” Waqar said. “We batted very poorly in the first 10 overs, I think that’s where the match was sort of.. “We just gave too much of a lead to them.

This should have been easily a 160-170 pitch, but unfortunately losing wickets early on is not helping us. Even in the previous games also that has happened. So I guess, bowlers gave their best and tried to pull the game back, and yes it did come toward us for a while, but that’s the way Twenty20 cricket works.”

An absurd selection in the side was that of batsman Khurram Manzoor, who has batted worse than a tailender for Pakistan in their Asia Cup campaign. Younis spoke about the same and said, “I don’t know.

It wasn’t my decision. Like I’ve said before, the selectors have taken the decision and whatever the squad I am given, I try to get the best out of them and I guess they will probably look into it. What is necessary, what is unnecessary and then decide.”