Shan lauds Englishmen for playing exceptionally against Pak in third T20I
Shan Masood said, "We must give credit to England for the way they played."
KARACHI (Web Desk) - Pakistan cricket team batter Shan Masood has said that when the result is not in favour of Pakistan, feelings cannot be good whether an individual player has scored good runs or not.
Shan hit 65 off 40 balls in the third T20I against England. However, Pakistan lost by 63 runs as they fell short of England s target of 222.
The batter, who was playing his 3rd T20I said that runs are a byproduct personally he got the opportunity to spend time at the crease and understand the pace of the game but in the end, the result wasn’t in Pakistan’s favour so feelings can’t be good.
When asked what went wrong with the team that chased 200 without losing any wicket just a day before, the stylish batter said England played quality cricket.
“We must give credit to England for the way they played. First how they batted specially Ben Duckett and Harry Brook and then their bowling in powerplay, the way Reece Topley and Mark Wood bowled and got our top order out was outstanding,” Shan said.
“When you’re playing against a top side, a quality side then they’ll always come up with their best game. We have to learn from our mistakes and make sure that we don’t repeat them,” he said.
Shan said that this series against England is an opportunity to try various combinations and various game strategies ahead of the world cup and people need to be patient about the results in this series.
“World Cup is the event where everyone will have to produce results, in this series we will be trying different things so that we can be fully prepared with a combination and strategy for the World Cup and perform well there,” Shan said.
Shan was confident that Pakistan will bounce back in the series despite being 2-1 down after three games.
“The way we played in 2nd T20I, we have showed that we can achieve any target. I am sure we’ll bounce back in the series, we will learn from our mistakes and try not to repeat them when we’re back on field on Sunday” he aimed.