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Pakistan spin-bowling all-rounder Imad Wasim has revealed that the national team were able to end their World Cup campaign on a high due to the meeting held after their loss to arch-rivals India.
During the team meeting, which was arranged by captain Sarfraz Ahmed, Imad said that all the players voiced their support for each other and vowed to back each other up on the field.
He believes that this led to Pakistan winning their last four games in the tournament, which were against South Africa, New Zealand, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
Despite winning four matches in a row, Pakistan failed to qualify for the World Cup semi-finals as New Zealand had a better net run rate than them.
“Sarfraz arranged a meeting after the India match which was the turning point,” Imad was quoted as saying by PakPassion. “We all backed each other and supported each other. In the media, there was talk of grouping etc, but nothing like this had happened. The purpose of the meeting was to get together and refresh ourselves.”