The pitch complaint of the skipper Eoin Morgan after losing the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament from Pakistan is denounced strongly by the former Pakistan coach Waqar Younis.
Waqar fulminates against England captain’s blame regarding the used pitch.
On Wednesday, Pakistan brilliantly defeated the host England, by chasing a below-par 212. An opening stand of 118 run between Azhar Ali (76) and Fakhar Zaman (57) followed by the 55-run second-wicket partnership of Babar Azam (38 not out) and Ali has confirmed Pakistan’s position in Finals.
Unhappy with the loss, Morgan blamed the pitch and said there was no home advantage for England. After the match, he said:
“I don’t think there was any home advantage, if that’s what you’re asking. We knew that we were going to play on a used wicket at some stage in this tournament, and certainly we found out the other day that today was going to be on a used wicket.It’s a big frustration because I think we’ve played some great cricket in this tournament so far, and we weren’t anywhere close to it today.”
“Having watched the game against Sri Lanka, we actually didn’t think it was that bad,” Morgan added.
Waqar lashed on the remark of Morgan by appreciating Pakistan team. He tweeted, “Stop giving that lame excuse Eoin Morgan regarding the used pitch. You guys have been thrashed fair n square by Pakistan.”
The all-round performance of Pakistan team was also backed by the former captain Inzamam Ul-Haq.
“This is what I envisioned for Pakistan, a team that can take up any challenge and fight back like they mean it,” Inzamam Ul-Haq tweeted.
“Cardiff’s air was filled with the chants of #PakistanZindabad today. My heart aches to hear these sounds again in stadiums of my Pakistan!” he further said.