PSL 2018: Brendon McCullum blames lack of application as the reason for loss
Qalandars have been knocked out of the competition.
Published - Mar 13, 2018 4:29 pm | Updated - Mar 13, 2018 4:29 pm
Lahore Qalandars have become the first team to be eliminated of the ongoing third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). The team filled with T20 superstars struggled to right through the tournament’s early phase before winning back-to-back games recently. However, it is too later for them now and would be eyeing to end their campaign with a string of victories. Brendon McCullum though has blamed the lack of application from the players as one of the reasons for their consistent poor show.
Lahore Qalandars lost their six consecutive matches this season and were ruled out of the tournament before gaining some momentum in their last couple of games. Also, they are the only team to have been involved in both the Super Overs this season, the second of which they won against Karachi Kings. Though the team was in the news for some wrong reasons as well during the course of the PSL this year.
Baz frustrated over the losses
Brendon McCullum, while speaking to Geo.tv, believed that Lahore Qalandars should’ve won at least three of the first 6 matches which they lost. “We probably should have won through those games if we had been honest in those crunch moments. We lost those key moments, if we could have won them, we could have won the three of the first six. It was very disappointing,” he said.
More importantly, the Kiwi cricketer admitted that he was frustrated over the lack of application from the team time and again during the course of few matches. “I don’t mind losing too much but make it hard to beat. Play with as much passion and pride as you can, if the opposition is good enough to beat, then fair enough, but there were times there were questions on how big our application was,” McCullum continued.
The 36-year-old also thanked the team management and the owner of the franchise for keeping the faith on him as the skipper despite losing games. “When you are captain of the team you are judged based on the result. I am very humbled by the confidence shown in me by Sameen and Fawad, Aqib and the senior players,” he concluded while also stressing that they are focussing on the remaining two games of the season.