I will reform Pakistan cricket team: PM Imran Khan
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan while addressing the Pakistani American community at Capital One Arena in Washington has promised to fix and reform Pakistan cricket team in the wake of team’s performance at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Imran Khan is absolutely frustrated and disappointed by the manner in which Pakistan played in the marquee event where they failed to make it to the World Cup-semis.
Pakistan were sloppy on the field, dropped as many as 7 catches in their must-win match against South Africa where they should have won it.
PM Imran Khan is now confident that he can fix the leak and transform Pakistan into a world-class team.
“I went to England where I learned to play cricket. When we returned from there we raised the standard of other players,” Prime Minister Imran Khan told a jam-packed arena of overseas Pakistanis.
“After the World Cup, I have decided, I am going to reform cricket. Much of disappointment has been faced. Remember my words, Insha Allah, in the next World Cup, we will bring a professional and the best team. We will fix the system and bring one in which the best talent comes forward,” he said.
Pakistan finished fifth in the ICC Cricket World Cup points table and they failed to qualify for the semi-finals. Pakistan’s collective rhythm was termed ‘inconsistent’ as they won big matches against England and New Zealand but lost to West Indies by a huge margin.
Pakistan are ranked sixth in the ODI rankings and seventh in Test rankings. However, they can take pride in the fact that they are ranked No.1 in T20Is. After PM Imran Khan’s statement, it would be quite interesting to see how Pakistan will undergo a transformation and only time will tell the whole story of their progress.