Viv Richards lashes out at Pakistan over dismal World Cup performance against West Indies

Viv Richards criticises Pakistan for their dismal performance in their seven-wicket loss to the West Indies in the World Cup cricket

Viv Richards: “They’re much better players than this, I’ve spent some time with them at the PSL (Pakistan Super League) and I’m disappointed with what I’m seeing from Pakistan today”

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Legendary West Indies batsman Sir Viv Richards criticised Pakistan for their abysmal performance in their World Cup opener against the men from the Caribbean.

The men in green were looking to start their World Cup campaign on a high, but they were tormented by the West Indies’ bowling attack and subsequently skittled out for a dismal score of 105.

Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam were the top scorers as they both made 22 runs, while Wahab Riaz chipped in with a quickfire 18 at the end.

Mohammad Hafeez was the only other batsman to reach double figures as he made 16.

“They’re much better players than this, I’ve spent some time with them at the PSL (Pakistan Super League) and I’m disappointed with what I’m seeing from Pakistan today,” Richards was quoted as saying by Saj Sadiq on Twitter.

The West Indies ended up winning the match by seven wickets with 218 balls to spare.

Pakistan’s next match will be against hosts England in Nottingham on June 3, while the West Indies will take on Australia at the same venue on June 6.

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