'Hum Insaan Hai…': Pakistan star breaks silence on ridicule after T20 World Cup exit

Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim has expressed his disappointment after the team's shocking exit from the T20 World Cup in the group stage. However, Imad suggested that the team's disappointing display could be a blessing in disguise as it will give the players an opportunity to introspect and determine what needs to be done to avoid this capitulation in the future. Imad, alongside the veteran leader Mohamed Amirwas recalled for the tournament thanks to his performances in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

“A bad thing happened, but who knows, it could be a blessing in disguise. It (the T20 World Cup flop) should be revisited… (we need to) play the white ball the way it should be played,” Imad said in a post-match press conference.

Sharing his views on the wicketkeeper's harsh criticism Azam KhanWhen it comes to fitness, Imad said he has not shamed anyone or targeted any individual.

“As you said I am also an analyst, I have always spoken only about cricket. “I have not spoken about individuals, I have not shamed anyone or spoken personally about that person. A cricketer’s job is to analyze cricket and tell you what is wrong and what is right,” he added.

Imad insisted that exiting the group stage was a tough pill to swallow for the players in the dressing room, adding that they were more gutted than the fans.

“It happens in the group stages, there are other teams that have been eliminated… There is a lot of disappointment. We are more disappointed than you because it's our job… It all depends on the how you get up and approach the game after a fall, how you react,” he further explained.

He concluded by urging fans not to forget the human element while taking a post-mortem on the team's performance.

“We want to tell the Pakistani public that we could not perform and we are the ones to blame. One thing I would also like to say. We are also human, we are also capable of making mistakes and that is are we also the ones who suffer (I want to say one thing. We are also humans, we made a mistake and we are also sad about it),” he concluded.

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