'The cricket team is a joke' - Former Pakistan spinner bashes Babar Azam-led team after poor performance in T20 World Cup 2024

Former Pakistan spinner takes a dig at the Pakistan Cricket Team for not taking the World Cup seriously after their defeat against the USA in T20 World Cup 2024.

Arunima Purohit
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After a poor performance against the USA in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024, the Pakistan cricket team is criticised by the entire world. Everything is being talked about, from fitness to fielding performances. The team has failed miserably in all the departments which has led to former spinner Danish Kaneria speaking up against the team. As per him, the team isn't serious about the tournament and has been to the US to enjoy a trip together. 

"Pakistan cricket team is a joke, not serious about the T20 World Cup, just holidaying in US with family, Babar Azam stands nowhere near Virat Kohli...Virat k jute k barabar bhi nahi hai," said Danish Kaneria to IANS. 

Pakistan lost the match against the USA in a super over. They had to chase 18 runs which they failed to thanks to Saurabh Netravalkar's beautiful bowling. The US-based Software Engineer took the match away from the men in green with his amazing bowling and made him the star of the evening. Now that the US has won two back-to-back games if they continue with their form, they might as well qualify for the Super 8 which will be historical. 

Also Read: Fans react as the USA beat Pakistan in shocking upset in the nail-biting 'super-over' thriller

India vs Pakistan is set to take place today, June 9

The day is here when India will take on Pakistan in the 19th match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. After a wait of almost two years, finally, both teams will play against each other in an epic clash. Nobody knows how the pitches will behave at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York after ICC asked the groundsmen to work on it again.

However, if the rains don't pour down, we might get to see a thrilling match just like the last time. All the players will be ready to battle against their arch-rivals once again while the entire crowd watches them. If the pitches and the outfield behave well, we might get to see a high-scoring match. 

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