Pakistan Captain Sana Mir is proud of her team qualifying for the World Cup
Sana Mir took all defeats graciously, saying that they taught her and her women a lot of things, and they’ll learn from the mistakes
Published - Jul 7, 2017 9:16 pm | Updated - Jul 7, 2017 9:16 pm
The Pakistan Men’s Cricket Team scripted a fairytale when they won their first ever ICC Champions Trophy a couple of weeks back, against mighty odds. However, their female counterparts have not been able to inspire much confidence in the on-going ICC Women’s World Cup, where they remain winless after losing four matches on the trot.
They lost to South Africa in their tournament opener by 3 wickets, followed by losses to England, India and Australia by 107 runs, 95 runs and 159 runs respectively. This means that they are almost already out of the contest, with no hopes of a knockout birth. However, captain Sana Mir took all defeats graciously, saying that they taught her and her women a lot of things, and they’ll learn from the mistakes.
“We may not have had the best tournament so far but we need to enjoy it,” she was quoted as saying by Geo.tv. “We only qualified for the tournament a few months ago so just being here is an achievement in itself and I think we are better than we have shown so far. What is very important is that we are able to bat out the 50 overs like we did against Australia.”
Pakistan next play New Zealand
She also highlighted that a platform as big as the World Cup is a great exposure for young girls who can be groomed for the future.
“We need the young girls who are playing in the future to get an opportunity to face the best bowlers in the world. This is a learning curve for the newcomers.”
Pakistan next play a dangerous New Zealand on Saturday, but they will be playing to salvage pride and not to progress further in the tournament, which is mathematically impossible.
“We started very well with the ball against all the big teams so we are not afraid of playing New Zealand in Saturday’s clash. I think with the kind of attitude and consistency we’re showing with our bowling, particularly early on, we can hurt New Zealand,” Mir said.