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Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has attributed the national team’s disastrous World Cup campaign to the fact that they “have not played good cricket”.
Hafeez’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.
“All of us have worked very hard and the players have given their 100 percent in all practice sessions so far,” he was quoted as saying by PakPassion. “The results haven’t been that good and as a team, collectively, we have not played good cricket.
“There have been good performances in parts, so someone has bowled well in some spells, someone has batted well but you only win when you perform well as a team.”
Pakistan’s next World Cup match will be against South Africa at Lord’s on Sunday.