Inzamam-ul-Haq –Chief selector of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), on Tuesday, lashes out at his national side, saying there are no excuses for such a bad show after they were outplayed by New Zealand in all departments in the ongoing five-match One Day International series.
Sarfraz Ahmed-led Pakistan side faced a humiliating 183-run defeat in the third ODI at the hand of the Black Caps in Dunedin to go down 0-4 in the five-match series.
Speaking on the sidelines of the One-day Departmental Cup final at the UBL Sports Complex, Inzamam said that the Team disappointed the Board despite picking up the best available squad of players. He further went on to add that losing a game is acceptable but not the way in which they lost the match.
As per The Dawn, Inzamam told reporters, “Obviously, we are all disappointed at the manner in which the [Pakistan] team capitulated on Saturday. There are no excuses for such a bad show put up by the boys. We [selectors] had picked the best available squad of players and the core of them won the ICC Champions Trophy only six months ago. No doubt the pitches in New Zealand are tough for most touring teams because it takes time to adjust to the conditions there.”
Former Pakistan skipper also said that the more disappointing thing is that the worst performance of his experienced players in the series so far.
Inzamam signed off by saying, “I always maintain it is no disgrace when you lose a game but to be not playing to potential is something which is unacceptable. What has disturbed us most that the experienced lot has not been able to perform so far and that's not a good sign.”