Shadab Khan admits to struggles, vows to perform against South Africa

The Men in Green will lock horns against South Africa on Friday in Chennai

Shadab Khan admits to struggles, vows to perform against South Africa PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan all-rounder, Shadab Khan, has addressed his recent underwhelming performance and shed light on the team's determined spirit to win the remaining matches and make a strong comeback in the ongoing 2023 World Cup. 

Shadab has only secured just two wickets across four World Cup matches so far. 

“I have been fairly criticised since I have not been able to perform well. An all-rounder should do well in all three departments of the game,” Shadab said during pre-match conference on Thursday.

Pakistan are on the brink of elimination after they suffered back-to-back defeats against India, Australia and Afghanistan.

The Men in Green now gears up for a showdown against South Africa on Friday as the leg-spinner expresses hope for a turnaround.

“We know how to get out of bad positions. All matches are do-or-die for us but I’m hopeful that better days will start from tomorrow,” he said.

Pakistan's vice-captain stressed the significance of strong bowling performances in the aforementioned tournament, a department where the Men in Green has faced challenges.

“The teams who bowls well will go deep in the tournament. Our bowling has not been up to the mark in the tournament so far. Hopefully, our bowlers will put up a better show in the remaining matches,” he said.

The 25-year-old further said that the team is staying away from social media in order to avoid any negativity around the team.

“Our team is united and we aren’t focusing on what people are saying about us,” he said. 

“We also don’t follow social media much. It’s better if we stay away from it,” he concluded.