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Former Pakistan skipper Salman Butt has advised captain Sarfraz Ahmed not to put too much pressure on himself for the national team’s last four group stage matches at the World Cup.
Salman’s comments come after Pakistan lost to arch-rivals India by 89 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method in their World Cup clash last 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.
“I strongly suggest [that] Sarfraz not [have] too much pressure [for] the [remaining] matches and especially against South Africa. [Instead the team should] try to play their natural [game],” Salman told The Nation.
Pakistan’s next World Cup match will be against South Africa at Lord’s on Sunday.