Pakistan’s cricket team disappointed their fans earlier this week after losing the T20 World Cup 2022 to Zimbabwe, which has now left the side on the brink of elimination. They lost their opening game to India last Sunday but are expected to bounce back against low-ranked Zimbabwe. However, despite an impressive bowling display, the batsmen failed to chase down 131 runs in 20 overs to make their worst start to their World Cup campaign. Angry with the team, the former Pakistan cricketer was furious with both captain Babar Azam and PCB chairman Ramiz Raja.
Pakistan will need to win all their remaining last three matches in the group stage and will hope that other factors come into play to help them reach the semi-finals at the World Cup. But Sikander Bakht sees a chance for Pakistan to make a remarkable comeback to reach the final four in Australia and has therefore demanded Ramiz’s resignation from the PCB along with the Pakistan side’s support staff.
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“PCB chairman Ramiz Raja should resign immediately,” Geo Super quoted him as saying. “Not only the chairman, head coach Saqlain Mushtaq and batting coach Mohammad Yousuf should also resign.”
The former cricketer also lashed out at Mohammad Rizwan and Babar for their batting in the match against Zimbabwe and probed them against the current ICC T20I rankings as batsmen.
“What should we do with the number one player? I know Babar is the best player, but what is his contribution? As long as Pakistan wins matches, it has nothing to do with your ranking,” he said.
Bakht also criticized the Pakistan team management for failing to deal with the team’s mid-discipline problem, which was exposed both during the Asia Cup last month and later in the home series against England.
“We kept saying that their attitude is not up to par. They are playing for themselves, your middle order failed again and again but no one listened. Rizwan was to blame for our loss in the Asia Cup final. They allowed our middle order batting,” he said.