Pakistan’s fast bowler Haris Rauf has claimed that the team was attempting to block out the noise and concentrate.
On Saturday, Haris during a press conference said that people will talk because that is their job and any sport you participate in will draw criticism.
This statement comes following a heartbreaking one-run defeat to Zimbabwe and archrival India, Pakistan will take on the Netherlands in Perth on Sunday in an effort to remain in the competition.
Former Pakistani players Shoaib Akhtar and Javed Miandad, among others, criticized the team for their dismal World Cup performance, labelling their batting as “shameful” during the team’s defeat to Zimbabwe.
He said, our concentration is on the event, and we try not to pay too much attention to them (ex-players and commentators). Even some constructive criticism and negative speech can be harmful.
Rauf claimed that despite the losses, spirits in the Pakistani camp were high.
“We didn’t get off to the kind of start we wanted. The paceman noted that the games against India and Zimbabwe were competitive but that the team’s morale was strong.
We have faith in each other’s skills even while there is suffering. We have established a strong bond and have discussed our mistakes as a group, he stated.
Rauf emphasized that Pakistan will not be stepping down from the challenge, despite the fact that the Netherlands had lost both of its Super 12 games.