Lately, Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has been on the receiving end of plenty of criticism due to his side's poor performances in the ongoing Cricket World Cup. The wicketkeeper-batsman has been subjected to countless trolls in social media. The criticism has also flowed in from former national team players (like Shoaib Akhtar), who are now television experts with the official broadcasters. The captain has now hit back at them in a rather nonchalant manner. Currently, the Green Army are up against South Africa on June 23, in hopes to revive their campaign.
"Unke nazar mein to hum player hi nahi hain; Sab khuda ban ke TV pe baithe hain," said Sarfaraz to reporters.
This roughly translates to, "We are not even players in their eyes. They have become Gods on television."
They lost to India in their last match, an 89-run win via the DLS method. Pakistan could only muster 212-6, after a revised target of 302 within 40 overs in a rain-threatening fixture.
Pakistan are currently ninth in the 10-team WC table. The outfit have only registered a single win in five fixtures. Next up, the Green Army face South Africa in a must-win fixture, at Lord's, on June 23.