Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Rashid Latif has continued to criticize the authorities for the unjust journey situations confronted by the Pakistan workforce in the course of the ongoing Asia Cup 2023.
The Babar Azam-led facet crashed out of the continental championship on Thursday (September 14) after struggling a slender 2-wicket defeat (DLS methodology) in opposition to Sri Lanka on the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The Males in Inexperienced started their marketing campaign with a thumping 238-run win over Nepal within the event opener.
Their subsequent recreation in opposition to India was washed out however earlier than that, Pakistan did nicely with the ball and bowled out India for 266. Within the Tremendous 4, Pakistan thrashed Bangladesh by 7 wickets. Nonetheless, they might not maintain the profitable momentum within the subsequent two video games. They suffered a humiliating 228-run defeat by the hands of India.
Chasing an inconceivable 357 runs for a spot within the last, Pakistan have been all out for simply 128 to undergo their heaviest defeat in opposition to India by way of runs. Within the do-or-die match in opposition to Sri Lanka, Babar Azam & Co. did nicely to attain 252 for 7 in 42 overs after a poor begin however did not defend the entire. The loss dumped Pakistan out of the Asia Cup.
Rashid Latif defends Pakistan gamers:
With Pakistan crashing out of the continental championship after two losses, they’re dealing with criticism from a number of quarters for his or her poor performances. A number of former cricketers from Pakistan have brazenly slammed the workforce for not exhibiting any combating spirit. However whereas a number of sections of followers and ex-cricketers have criticized the gamers, Rashid Latif has defended them.
Taking to X (previously Twitter), the previous cricketer identified the grueling journey schedule confronted by the gamers all through the competitors. Pakistan had no choice however to journey forwards and backwards from Pakistan to Sri Lanka because of the schedule. Pakistan performed their first recreation in Multan earlier than flying to Sri Lanka to face India in Pallekele.
The Pakistan gamers needed to then return to Lahore for the Tremendous 4 recreation in opposition to Bangladesh earlier than they returned to Sri Lanka once more for his or her final two Tremendous 4 video games. Earlier this week, Rashid Latif raised considerations over the identical by posting the schedule of Pakistan’s grueling journey schedule in the course of the Asia Cup.
On Thursday (September 14), he revealed Shahnawaz Dahani’s touring schedule to take a dig on the authorities. Dahani was not part of the Pakistan squad however was later added as an harm substitute. And the quick bowler may solely handle to hyperlink up with the workforce just some hours earlier than the sport in opposition to Sri Lanka. Revealing Dahani’s touring schedule, Rashid Latif took a dig on the authorities by saying that gamers aren’t ATM machines.
Shahnawaz Dahani travelling plan
Islamabad x Karachi
Karachi x Lahore one evening keep at NCA
Change his flight once more
Lahore x Karachi
Karachi x Dubai tonight
Dubai x Colombo tomorrow
Arrive tomorrow evening
If Pakistan didn’t qualify than return
😅 on Subsequent Flight ..…
— Rashid Latif | 🇵🇰 (@iRashidLatif68) September 13, 2023