Cricket greats lament loss


Mushtaq Ahmed: The target of 140 runs was not beyond reach. They could have reached the score. The easy score was made difficult by the batsmen with their own mistakes.
Basit Ali: The Pakistan team lacked planning. Dav Whatmore did not know the ABC of coaching. There should be another coach who can have vision to win.
Sikandar Bakht: There are a number of players who should be given rest from the team now. Take the case of Imran Nazir who failed to settle play in his entire career. He plays better against minnows and don’t score against big teams. Shoaib Malik plays but he hangs balance while Shahid Afridi should have showed maturity. He has been playing cricket but did not play. Abdul Razzak should have played if he was part of the team while Kamran Akmal was a total failure as he dropped several catches and Yasir Arafat was good for nothing.
Aaqib Javed: Imran Nazir came back in the team for at least 10 times without any performance. He was selected again and again but did not perform. As of Abdul Razzak, I fail to understand he is a bowler or a batsman. He did not settle in the team in his career. Afridi worked very hard for the tournament. He did his best in the whole of the event but was out of form.
Wasim Akram: The team was lacking in many ways. First they lacked professionalism. They lacked planning. They took wrong decisions and gave their wickets. However, Sri Lanka played to proper planning and trapped the Pakistan batsmen with proper team work.