Asia Cup 2018: Indian team didn’t allow us to play, says Pakistan’s head coach

UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 10:39 AM IST
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India defeated Pakistan by 9 wickets in the ongoing Asia Cup 2018 super four match in Dubai International Stadium on Monday. India chased Pakistan by 238 runs. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma scored centuries. Sharma made 111 runs while Dhawan scored 114. Shikhar Dhawan also won man of the match. He also scored his 26th ODI fifty in just 56 balls. With this win India has qualified for the final of Asia Cup. After the match, Pakistan's head coach, Micky Arthur addressed the media. He said, “No, there's not so many. I think we got to be realistic here. We were very well beaten by a very good Indian cricket team. They didn't allow us to play. We are a team that's developing. And we have said it all the while. Look at, we got Sarfraz (Ahmed) and (Mohamad) Amir with 50 more caps that (Shoaib) Malik with 200. Other than that, the boys are young, they are developing, they will develop from this, they will gain strength, they will get better and better from this. Certainly not bad these boys. These guys are skillful, very good cricketers. Here they are suffering bit of a confidence crisis at the moment. There's a little bit of fear of failure in the dressing room, there's a little bit of reality check in terms of exactly where we are as a cricket team..but these guys are backing a hundred per cent. In terms of worst performance, nine wickets, it's got to be up there. But we are on a journey, we will just getter better and stronger from this.”


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