Pakistan’s cricket captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has warned his team that he won’t be returning home to face the music alone if his team’s disastrous form at the Cricket World Cup continues.
Pakistan currently sit ninth in the 10-team standings after five matches played in the tournament.
And, following the team’s defeat to rivals India in their most recent clash, Sarfaraz made clear that their country back home won’t tolerate further disappointing performances by the side, and he won’t be the man going home to face them alone.
“If anyone thinks that I will go home (alone), then it is then it is their idiocy,” he reportedly told the dressing room in an emotional speech.
“If, God forbid, something unfortunate happens, then I won’t be the only one going back home.”
Cricket is the most popular sport in both Pakistan and India, with an estimated television audience of one billion viewers tuning in to watch the match between the two sides at the weekend.
India defeated Pakistan by 89 runs via the rain-delay scoring adjustment system known as the Duckworth-Lewis Method, leaving Pakistan on the brink of an early exit. (RT)