'What is the plan? EK Flight 601 to Dubai: Ruthless Wasim Akram roasts Pakistan team after early T20 World Cup exit | Cricket News


NEW DELHI: Pakistani cricket team has become a center of criticism since their humiliating elimination in the first round of the T20 World Cup. The 2009 champions were eliminated following the abandonment of the USA-Ireland match due to rain.
The team suffered a surprising defeat against tournament debutants USA and then fell short against their main rival, India. Pakistan's only triumph came in their encounter with Canada.
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Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akramwho has been a vocal critic of Pakistan's poor performances in the past, has not been shy about expressing his disappointment and has even criticized his own team.
On the official ICC Instagram account, Akram responded to the news of the United States qualifying for the Super Eight stage. While congratulating Monank Patel's team, Akram also sent a direct message to the Pakistani side, led by Babar Azam.

“Congratulations to the USA, they have done incredibly well. When you talk about globalization of the game, this is it. USA qualified for the Super Eight, they deserve to be there. They beat Pakistan in their group match, for Pakistan, what is the plan? EK 601 (flight number) to Dubai, to their respective cities, we will see what happens,” Akram said.
Earlier, Akram also blamed biased selection for Pakistan's below-par performance in the T20 World Cup.
“Pakistan players think that if they don't perform well, the coaches will be sacked and nothing will happen to them,” Akram said on a TV show after the defeat to India.
“It’s time to keep the coaches and change the whole team.”
Retired player Kamran Akmal said Shadab Khan was chosen to play because he was close to captain Babar Azam, which meant leaving out Usama Mir, the leading wicket-taker in this year's Pakistan Super League.
“When you select players based on their friendship, you get these results,” Akmal told AFP. “Mir should have been part of the team… It was a big injustice.”



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