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Pakistan Captain Babar Azam Admits Underestimating US in T20 World Cup Defeat

Posted : 07 June 2024

Pakistan's captain, Babar Azam, acknowledged his team's tendency to underestimate lesser-known opponents at major tournaments after their shocking defeat to the United States in the Twenty20 World Cup on Thursday. The US secured a historic win over Pakistan in a Super Over in Dallas, marking one of the biggest upsets in T20 World Cup history and their second victory in the tournament.


This defeat isn't an isolated incident for Pakistan, who have previously suffered losses to lower-ranked teams in major tournaments, including Zimbabwe in the 2022 T20 World Cup and Afghanistan at last year's 50-over World Cup. Babar admitted that despite good preparation, the team may have relaxed and taken the match lightly against perceived weaker opponents.


Addressing reporters after the match, Babar expressed disappointment in his team's execution, especially in failing to take early wickets against the US batsmen. He noted the importance of executing plans properly against any team to avoid defeat, emphasizing that Pakistan needs to improve across all three departments, particularly in bowling and taking wickets.


Pakistan's next challenge is against arch-rivals India in a high-stakes encounter in New York on Sunday, where they will aim to bounce back from their unexpected defeat and regain their winning momentum in the tournament.


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