New Delhi: A defeat against India is always hard to swallow. Pakistan fans though are hurt more because the 'shabby' performance in their team's seven-wicket humiliation on Friday may continue against other strong opponents. Pakistan next face Australia and West Indies in ICC World Twenty20. (Scorecard | Highlights)
Asked to bat, Pakistan batsmen failed to get going and could only post a paltry 130/7 in the full quota of overs - a target chased down with nine balls to spare. The lack of a fight has left Pakistan fans shattered. "Well the loss didn't affect me but I was only disgusted at our batsmen's slow and very cautious approach," wrote a fan on a popular cricket website in the country. "At times I wanted to enter the stadium thru my TV screen and scold them (lo)l," he added. (Also read: Skipper Mohammad Hafeez blasts Pakistan's effort vs India)
His views were shared by many who were responding to a forum titled - How did the defeat versus India affect you? - on the website. "Not that much...because everyone was expecting this as it a world cup match..nothing new," wrote another cricket enthusiast.