Pakistan is currently undergoing a challenging phase in international cricket. After a disappointing campaign in the Asia Cup, the ICC World Cup 2023 seems to be following a similar pattern. The recent defeat to Afghanistan has left the Pakistani team teetering on the brink of an early exit from the tournament. Despite these setbacks, the iconic spinner, Saqlain Mushtaq, remains unwavering in his support for the team.

Saqlain Mushtaq firmly believes that Pakistan still possesses the potential to reach the semi-finals, make it to the final, and even lift the World Cup. In a motivational message to the players, he has urged them to stay united and fight for the honor of their country.

“I understand that you are going through challenging times, but you must rise for Pakistan. Each of you has worked tirelessly and overcome numerous obstacles to reach the stage you’re at today. I have no doubt that you still have the ability to secure a place in the semi-finals, compete in the final, and bring home the World Cup. Maintain self-belief. We, as a nation, stand firmly behind you, so continue to support one another,” he emphasized.

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The Men in Green initiated the competition on a positive note, registering victories against the Netherlands and Sri Lanka in consecutive matches. However, a setback against India shifted the momentum against them. Subsequently, Pakistan faced a resounding defeat from Australia in Bengaluru, followed by a humbling loss to Afghanistan in Chennai.