Shan Masood says Pakistani fans should hope for a miracle for the team to qualify for the T20 World Cup semifinal following defeat against Zimbabwe.
Masood says he is disappointed over his performance for not being able to stand till the end and finish the match. He says he takes the responsibility for not being able to play till the end for the team. “I was trying to play ball by ball. I think I was in a decent position to finish the game and take it upon myself. These are the games you should win for your country, especially when you’re the last-standing batsman and I am very disappointed. It was a funny way to get out but I take responsibility for not being able to finish the game,” he said about his innings.
Shan scored 44 runs off 38 balls after being stumped on Sikander Raza’s ball. He said the only way to boost the morale of the team is to come back to the ground on Sunday and give the best.
“We made mistakes in all three departments, Zimbabwe batted well in the first three overs and scored against decent bowling, you have to appreciate the opponent as well. I think while batting we were in control till the 13th over, the game was straightforward, but we just lost. We have three games in our hands, we have to do well, yes we have to depend on others’ results as well; but that’s the beauty of sports,” he said.
Shan Masood "We have three games that are in our hands, yes, we have to depend on a few other results, but that's the beauty of sport. There are funny things that have happened in sport & we are going to believe and we are going to give it all in these 3 games" #T20worldcup
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Shan believes the team has three matches in their hand. “We shouldn’t talk about fixing things that are going well. Babar and Rizwan are the two main batters of the team, and in the last two games, we all have seen how important their runs are for the squad,” he said.
“Today we didn’t do well as a batting unit. We made some mistakes, we will sit back and review that and try not to repeat them,” he concluded.