Imran Khan blames PCB and PM Nawaz Sharif for Pakistan’s early exit from Asia Cup

Sudipta / 03 March 2016
Imran Khan, Pakistan, PM, Nawaz Sharif

The Pakistan team took an early exit from the Asia Cup T20 after Bangladesh notched up a victory against Pakistan in an exciting match at Sher-e-Bangla national stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka to reach the final of Asia Cup.

Pakistan will now face Sri Lanka in the final game which now has only academic importance.

Pakistan bowling a good job in order to defend 129, but their batsmen were up to the mark.

Pakistan’s world cup winning captain and one of the best all-rounders in the history of cricket also expressed concerns about the current batting line up with T20 World Cup just a week away.

Angry Pakistan fans broke Television sets and many threatened that they will not allow Pakistan to enter their country.

Imran Khan supported the fans as he said, “Pakistani cricket fans anger at an unceremonious exit of Pak team From T20 Asia Cup is understandable as our nation is oozing with talent.”

The maverick former captain, who led Pakistan to many thumping victories, however, did not lose hope over the Pakistan team. He gave the formula to get a balanced team that can bring success home.

He blamed PCB and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s s nepotism and cronyism as the reason for Pakistan’s failure. “How can we expect this PM to select PCB chief on merit when all organs are being headed by cronies and people rewarded for services to Sharif.”

The PTI leader pointed out the problem in Pakistan side and in Pakistan Cricket Board, “this talent can only be polished if PCB becomes an institution built on merit, include a selection of its Head purely on merit.”

Khan still believes “even with the current team, if the correct combinations are played there is enough talent for success.”

Meanwhile former speedster Shoaib Akhtar doesn’t want to blame the batsmen. He said that PCB and selectors need to find out the problem. “Need to find a solution for our poor batting and still hoping Pak team can do better in t20 WC in India.Let’s not demoralised them.”

Another great Saqlain Mushtaq felt, only former batting greats like Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Yousuf can resolve Pakistan’s current batting woes.

“I would suggest to the Board to use the services of our batting greats like Javed Miandad, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Muhammad Yousuf to resolve the problems we are facing in our batting department,” Saqlain said after Pakistan’s ouster from Asia Cup.

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