Kamran Akmal Advocates for a Different Approach to Improve Pakistani Cricket
The Babar Azam-led Pakistan cricket team has faced intense scrutiny following their recent loss to Afghanistan in the ICC World Cup, and the criticism has come from both fans and experts. In the wake of this challenging situation, former wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal has voiced a unique perspective during a recent debate on a local news channel.
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Akmal suggested that, for the betterment of cricket in Pakistan, the national team should not aim to win their remaining World Cup matches. He believes that a temporary setback may lead to long-term improvement in the country’s cricketing landscape.
“They shouldn’t secure victories in their upcoming games; only then can we expect cricket in Pakistan to progress. If they regain their form, they might revert to their previous ways,” Akmal explained.
His statement was met with some skepticism by the anchor, who considered it unlikely for Pakistan to intentionally lose matches in a prestigious tournament like the World Cup. Akmal clarified his point, emphasizing that his intention is not for Pakistan to lose matches but for the players to reflect on their performance and perhaps gain a fresh perspective.
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“It’s not about losing matches, but rather about humbling their egos,” Akmal clarified.
The Pakistan team has faced criticism on multiple fronts, with questions raised about Babar Azam’s captaincy and concerns about the players’ fitness levels. As they stand on the brink of elimination with only two wins in five matches, Pakistan is preparing to face South Africa in Chennai, with their journey in the World Cup at a critical juncture.