Pakistani cricketers don’t retire on time, compromise with fitness: Waqar

Former Pakistan pace legend Waqar Younis lashes out his country’s cricketers after showing dismal performance in the just concluded World Cup 2019.

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Pakistan were knocked out in the round-robin stage of the mega-event with no-one showing any decent performance for the team.

Waqar Younis, without specifying any names, said to the Daily Jang,“Till the last moment, our World Cup squad was not final and clear. There is a big problem that senior players try to linger on in their careers and there is no one to tell them it is time for them to retire gracefully.”

“For the last so many years, we see the same thing. At the last moment, seniors are brought in as the authorities are scared to lose in a big tournament,” he added.

Waqar blew away the defenders of the team who said Pakistan won their last four matches, saying it was not any coveted position for the team.

“The way we struggled to win against Afghanistan in the final over it should not be like that. Our biggest problem is we make compromises in selection on fitness issues, seniority, and other matters,” he said.

Waqar further said,

“After every World Cup, we see the same script in our cricket with only the characters changed. But this is not the way to move forward we need to assess where we are going wrong.”

“Every four years we do the same exercise change the captain, sack the coaches and shoot the chief selector and blame the domestic structure but this leads to nowhere and the same mistakes are repeated again,” he added.


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