Shocking news for the Pakistani Cricket fans
In the 13th ICC One Day World Cup being played in India, Pakistani bowlers' performance has been disappointing, marking the worst performance in the 48-year history of mega events.
Pakistan's performance in the ICC One Day World Cup in India has been exceptionally poor, suffering embarrassing defeats even against teams like Afghanistan. The team faced defeat against England in the last match of the tournament, securing the ignominy of five losses in a mega event for the first time. This subpar performance led to the national team's failure to qualify for the semi-finals in the consecutive third edition of the mega event.
Prior to the World Cup, big-talking bowlers like Shaheen Shah, Haris Rauf, and Shadab Khan failed miserably, and their claims proved false. Contrary to their boasting, the top-ranked team and the top-ranked batter only adorned their performance with these tags.
Despite having important weapons in Shahin Shah, Haris Rauf, and Shadab Khan, their performances were ineffective. The bowling unit became Pakistan's highest conceding unit in the 48-year history of the World Cup.
Haris Rauf, with 9 matches and 15 wickets, set a negative record of giving the most runs in any mega event, conceding 533 runs. He also became the bowler who conceded the most boundaries, with 16 fours in total.
Pakistan's number one fast bowler, Shaheen Shah Afridi, forgot the art of taking wickets in the opening spell after entering the World Cup. Despite taking 18 wickets, only 4 were top-order batsmen, and the remaining 14 wickets were taken in the lower order. He also set a negative record of having the most expensive spell in a World Cup match.
The spinners failed to shine, delivering a mediocre performance after shining against Sri Lanka, marking the second-worst performance in World Cup history after taking only 12 wickets.