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Hope WT20 exit brings big changes in Pak cricket: Waqar

Coach Waqar Younis on Friday hoped that the early exit of Pakistan from the World T20 would help all stakeholders to take corrective measures and arrest the team’s steady slide.

“Of course, it is disappointing (to be out of the tournament). Last match (against New Zealand) was more disappointing than this one. Of course, we made bowling mistakes today, conceded a lot in the last 5-6 overs. We gave runs after taking wickets. We could have stopped them at 165-170 but the bowlers bowled off the plan,” said Waqar, after the team’s 21 run loss to Australia, who posted 193/4 in 20 overs.

He was expectedly asked about the reason for decline in Pakistan cricket and one of the reasons he feels is national team not getting an opportunity to play home series in the country post terrorist attacking 2009.

“Whatever we say now will sound like an excuse. There has been no cricket in Pakistan in the last six-seven years and the consequences of that are starting to show. If you look at it deeply, we had match winners like Muhammad Hafeez, who could bowl earlier and Saeed Ajmal.

“There is a bit of decline. it is very important to address it. We need to see where the infrastructure and domestic cricket is headed,” said the former captain.
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