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T20 WC - "This Is Not Pakistan, It's A Club Level Team": Babar Azam And Co. Get Reality Check By Ex Selector

Former Pakistan wicketkeeper batter Kamran Akmal lambasted the Men in Green for their performance against arch-rival India and called them a "club team" in the ongoing T20 World Cup. After Naseem Shah's pace left Indian batters bamboozled and restricted them to 119. In reply, Pakistan were on track to chase down the target comfortably after putting 73/3 in the 13th over.

But Mohammad Rizwan getting castled initiated a collapse from which Pakistan fell in turmoil. Wickets kept falling, making a seemingly easy chase an almost impossible task. India rode high on the back of an inspirational performance from Jasprit Bumrah and clinched a 6-run win.

While talking about Pakistan's performance against their bitter rival, Akmal stated that the players succumbed under the pressure and if India came out to chase that target, they would have done it without breaking a sweat.

"They were under pressure, and it felt like they didn't know how to play. If India had to chase 120, they would have finished the game five overs before. Very shameful performance from the Pakistan team. India outclassed you. This is what you call teamwork and world-class bowling," Kamran, who has in the past served as the side's selector, said on his YouTube channel.

Rishabh Pant's 42 was the driving factor as India managed to crawl to 119 following a collapse in the middle order. After suffering a life-threatening accident in December 2022, Pant made his international comeback in the ongoing World Cup.

Pant was promoted to the number three spot for the marquee event. He has been thriving in his new role. Akmal lavished praise on Pant for his incredible feat. Setting Pant as an example, he took an indirect dig at Pakistan's selection process.

"You lost the

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