The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 has seen Pakistan’s cricket team facing a rollercoaster of fortunes. All-rounder Shadab Khan openly acknowledged that the team has ‘underperformed’ in the tournament.
Although they began their campaign with impressive wins over the Netherlands and Sri Lanka, three consecutive losses to India, Australia, and Afghanistan have put them in a challenging position.
Despite the setbacks, Shadab Khan remains optimistic about Pakistan’s ability to stage a comeback, even with their backs against the wall. Their upcoming match against South Africa offers an opportunity for redemption.
In response to criticism, particularly from former cricketer Wasim Akram, who emphasized the importance of fitness, Shadab Khan expressed that the team remains undeterred. He encouraged introspection and self-analysis, emphasizing that the outcome is beyond their control, and the key is giving their 100% on the field.
As Pakistan sits in the middle of the World Cup points table with four points from two wins out of five matches, the team is determined to rise above the challenges and showcase their true potential.
Shadab Khan’s candid assessment reflects the team’s resilience and their desire to perform at their best in the remaining matches.