T20 World Cup 2024

'Pakistan repeated history, as they did against Bangladesh in 1999 WC'

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প্রকাশের তারিখ: 16:02 শুক্রবার, 07 জুন, 2024

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Legendary pacer Shoaib Akhter expressed disappointment over Pakistan's humiliating loss against co-host United States of America (USA) in the T20 World Cup on Thursday.

Pakistan and the USA went into a Super Over after equalizing the Men in Green’s score of 159 in 20 overs. The USA won the clash by five runs restricting Pakistan in their Super Over defending a 19-run target.

After such a defeat, Akhtar slammed Pakistan stating they had repeated Pakistan’s shocking defeat against Bangladesh in 1999 World Cup.

“Disappointing loss for Pakistan. We are not off to a good start, losing to the USA. We repeated history, like we did against Bangladesh in the 1999 World Cup,” said Akhtar.

“Unfortunately, Pakistan never deserved to win. The reason is that the USA played very well and they were in a commanding position. Amir saved the match. He and Shaheen tried. They [US] won 37 overs of the contest, if we look at the overall picture. Unfortunately, we couldn’t pull it off,” he added.