WATCH: Ex-Pakistani cricketer Basit Ali gets emotional on Live TV after Pakistan's loss against India in T20 World Cup 2024

After Pakistan's defeat against India in T20 WC, former cricketer Basit Ali became emotional on Live TV while discussing the team and the players. 

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After a disappointing performance against the arch-rivals India in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024, the Pakistan cricket team has attracted a lot of criticism towards themselves. The game changed drastically in the second half after Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Mohammed Rizwan in the 14th over. After that, the team collapsed and eventually lost the game by six runs. After their defeat, Pakistan's former cricketer Basit Ali became emotional on Live TV while discussing the team and the players. 

"When we sit here and talk, they say we are 'traitors,' because we are speaking against the country. I was, I'm and will always remain Pakistani. They were kids when I picked them for U19 team. Have they thought to bounce back to win and qualify for the second round? They lost the match which should've won." said Basit Ali during the discussion.

Considering Pakistan's performance against the USA and India, it seems they aren't serious enough for the tournament. If the USA qualifies for the Super 8, Pakistan will have to play the qualifiers for the T20 World Cup 2026 next year. They can only avoid this disaster by performing well in the upcoming games. 

'We weren't up to the mark in first six' - Babar Azam discussed what went wrong for Pakistan after defeat against India

After losing the game against India, Babar Azam talked about the mistakes the team made and how the pitch behaved throughout the match in the post-match presentation. It was a great match with India's brilliant comeback. However, Pakistan's bowling attack was fantastic as they restricted India to just 119 runs. 

"Can't expect much from tailenders. Our mind was to utilise first six overs in batting. But one wicket down, and again we weren't up to the mark in first six. Pitch looked decent. Ball was coming on nicely. It was a little bit slow, and some balls extra bounce," said Babar Azam at the post-match presentation. 

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