The former captain of South Africa, AB de Villiers has said the name of Pakistan in one of four teams for winning the ICC Men’s World Cup 2019. He has told the media that England and India seem strong and one of them can lift the world cup. Pakistan and Australia also have the advantage of their previous winnings, as Australia have won the world cup five times and Pakistan dominated in the Champions trophy two years ago, in the UK. All these four teams have a psychological advantage for winning the world cup and Pakistan is one of them.
It is not bad that we hope for the good but the optimism which not let us face the reality is not a good choice. The collapse of the batting order in the first match of the tournament Pakistani cricket team not only disappointed its fans but it has also been observed that they have not only lost with non-serious gameplay but also they have lost the support of some of their die heart fans. Our nation gets happy so early when some notable personality praises us but most of the times we ignore the facts. The nation is always there for the support and will cheer you on your good performance again but the strict criticism on the Pakistani team has to happen for not repeating the mistakes.
If some of the international players have said the name of the team of Pakistan as their favorite for winning the world cup, it does not mean that they have told the prophecy. Last year, former South African captain has retired from the international cricket, though he knows completely ins and outs of cricket it is Pakistani team, every next moment it is unpredictable.
Pakistan is not only the favorite of South African player but a former captain of neighboring country has also taken the name of Pakistan as his favorite in the international tournament. While talking to a reporter of an Indian website, Sourav Ganguly took the name of Pakistan without any hesitation because according to him the pitches of England has always been favoring Pakistan in the records of world tournaments. The Indian players also discussed the win of Pakistan over India in the finals of 2017 Champions Trophy.
Though Pakistan has always played well in England, This does not mean they should not be overconfident about their previous successes which they have achieved years ago, meanwhile, they have lost from Afghanistan in the warm-up matches in the start of the tournament. And, before the start of the world Pakistani cricket team has lost a series from England on the same pitches.
The nation regards the comments team of former international legends of cricket about our cricketing stars, but it is the time that the Pakistani team should take their performance seriously and overcome their follies. The nation is waiting for the moment of joy in upcoming matches.