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Pakistan's morale has not dipped ahead of South Africa clash: Sarfaraz

Pakistan's morale has not dipped ahead of South Africa clash: Sarfaraz”

The 1992 winners need to win all four of their remaining games and hope other results go in their favour, with four teams qualifying from the round-robin phase.

Muhammad Hafeez brushed off the news of grouping in the team. Hafeez said that "the past few days were very disappointing and painful for the players too", adding that "we are just as hurt as anyone else over the defeat to India".

The men in green are in the midst of a horrendous World Cup campaign, where they have only won one of the five games they have played.

"Yes, collectively we haven't performed as a team and that's the reason why we are placed at the bottom of the table", he told reporters after Pakistan's training session ahead of their next World Cup game against South Africa on Sunday.

Everyone - from players to the management - is responsible for the team's poor show so far and any single individual can not be blamed, the 38-year-old Hafeez insisted. Their last match was against Team India, where Pakistan lost by 89 runs (DLS method).

"If you see previous history of Pakistan team you will see that we bounce back".

"There have been good performances in parts, so someone has bowled well in some spells, someone has batted well but you only win when you perform well as a team". "We could not produce a team effort and individual brilliance did not help us either. We are one, we are united, we are all Pakistanis, we all care about each other", Mohammad Hafeez was quoted as saying by GEO.tv. The third match was held on 5 June 2019 against Team India, where India won by 6 wickets.

We cited a 14-run win over England while adding that time around there was no news of grouping.

"Commenting on cricket is another thing, but to drag players' families and attacking them is not a good thing", he expressed. "Whenever we lose this talk of "grouping" emerges", he said. It was the team's decision. Being someone whom junior players look up to and who has captained Pakistan in the past, Hafeez refuted every rumour of groupism in the team.

Former players like Shoaib Akhtar and Wasim Akram had earlier blasted the team, blaming the incorrect toss decision for Pakistan's loss.

The netizens had called out the captain Sarfraz for opting to field first after winning the toss against India and ignoring PM Khan's advice to bat first.



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