In the aftermath of Pakistan’s departure from the ICC Men’s World Cup 2023, Vice-Captain Shadab Khan openly admitted his disappointment in his own performance, attributing it to the team’s exit.
The 25-year-old cricketer emphasized the collective effort of the team and coaching staff in striving for victory in every tournament. Expressing regret for falling short of expectations, Shadab acknowledged his non-performance as a contributing factor to the team’s fate.
“I let myself down, and it reflects in our journey here. If I had delivered as a bowler, the outcome might have been different,” shared the Vice-Captain.
Returning to Pakistan with a commitment to self-analysis, Shadab acknowledged the team’s overall shortcomings. He highlighted the need for improvement in all facets, especially in the bowling department, and stressed the importance of adapting to modern-day cricket strategies in batting.
Dispelling the notion that the captain alone shoulders the responsibility for victory or defeat, Shadab underscored the collective accountability of the entire team. “We did not perform well as a team. We are all accountable,” he stated.