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They aren’t supporting each other: Gary Kirsten on Pakistan team after T20 World Cup 2024 exit

Srinagar: Former South Africa batter and current Pakistan cricket team Coach Gary Kristen has slammed Pakistan players for the lack of unity and fitness levels after Pakistan were knocked out of T20 World Cup 2024.

Pakistan journalist Ihtisham Ul Haq quoting, Kirsten posted on X, “There’s no unity in Pakistan’s team. They call it a team, but it isn’t a team. They aren’t supporting each other; everyone is separated, left and right. I’ve worked with many teams, but I’ve never seen such a situation.”

Geo Super also quoting sources reported that Kirsten, in a discussion with the Pakistan team after its exit from the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024, said that the fitness level of the players is not up to the mark.

Kirsten added that the team is also far behind in terms of skill level as compared with the rest of the world.

Despite playing so much cricket, no one knows which shot to play and when, Kirsten further stated.

The former South African cricketers also said that, ever since he has joined, he has noticed that there is no unity in this team. Kirsten said that players don’t support each other and he hasn’t seen a situation like this before despite working with many teams.

Kirsten has clearly stated that the players who improves these aforementioned things will be in the team, otherwise they will be excluded.

Pakistan beat Ireland by three wickets in their last match of the T20 World Cup 2024 which was held at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida on Sunday.

Pakistan’s shock defeat to the USA and loss to India meant they were eliminated from the event before the Super 8.

The win against Ireland ensured that Pakistan finished third in Group A with two wins from four games.


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