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Former Pakistan batsman Bazid Khan believes that the national team’s Champions Trophy victory in 2017 was nothing more than a fluke.
Bazid’s comments come after Pakistan lost to arch-rivals India by 89 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method in their World Cup clash on Sunday.
India’s victory extended their unbeaten streak against Pakistan as they have now won all seven of their meetings against their arch-rivals in the World Cup.
To make matters worse, Pakistan have now only won one of the five World Cup games they have played.
“It happens every time Pakistan comes to a big tournament and doesn’t do well,” he told SportStar. “We lose focus from the actual problem. We have not been doing well in one-day cricket for quite a while. The Champions Trophy win came out of the blue.
“Either side of it, our team hasn’t done well, especially in ODI cricket. That should be the focus. You [have] got to look at the whys and answer why Pakistan cricket is way behind in world cricket.”
Pakistan’s next World Cup match will be against South Africa at Lord’s on Sunday.