World Cup: Zaheer advises Pakistan to ‘wake up’


KARACHI: Pakistan cricketing legend Zaheer Abbas has advised the green shirts to “wake up” and play as a unit if they are to win their next matches and win the World Cup, ARY Sports reports.

Zaheer Abbas, in an interview to an Indian news channel, stated that captain Misbah-ul-Haq should play higher in the batting order as he is consistent and scoring runs for his team.

The Pakistani legend stated that the team failed in all the departments of the sport. He added that the side dropped catches and bowled frequent slow balls which gave away runs.

“No one batted well in the match except for Sohaib Maqsood and Umar Akmal”, he said.

Abbas said that veteran batsmen Younus Khan and Shahid Afridi should announce their retirement after the World Cup as it will give youngsters an opportunity to show their talent.

He denied of any rifts or politics in the team.

Zaheer Abbas, comparing the current team to that of 1992 World Cup winning squad, stated that the team had players with the likes of Wasim Akram, Imran Khan and Javed Miandad.

“The players should be inspired from the heroes that won the mega event back in 1992”, he said.