Shoaib Malik has stated that he requested his teammates to cease enthusiastic about the outcomes and focus on their very own sport to show Pakistan’s fortunes round within the 2017 Champions Trophy.
Instructed staff mates to do what they did finest in 2017 Champions Trophy: Malik (Reuters Photograph)
- Pakistan got here into the Champions Trophy as rank underdogs and fell to a heavy defeat towards India within the first match
- Malik requested gamers to cease enthusiastic about the consequence after the defeat
- Pakistan went on to win the remainder of the matches and clinch the title
Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has stated that he requested his staff mates to cease enthusiastic about the consequence through the 2017 Champions Trophy earlier than the staff turned their dwindling type round and received the event.
Pakistan got here into the event as rank underdogs and misplaced their first match towards by 124 runs. Malik stated that he gave a pep discuss to the gamers after that sport.
“My entire pep talk during the Champions Trophy revolved around how nobody can guarantee you a spot in the side, nor can anyone take it away from you. We were spending a lot of time practising, but we weren’t getting results,” Malik stated on Cricwik.
“On that particular day, our result was very bad and ICC events are almost like knock-out tournaments due to their format. I only motivated the players to do what they do best and be confident. I advised them to not think about the result. I feel you only come under pressure when you start thinking about the result,” he additional stated.
Pakistan then went on to beat South Africa and Sri Lanka to achieve the semi-finals, the place they beat hosts and event favourites England. They went on to face India within the last once more and this time, they received the match by 180 runs to win the Champions Trophy for the primary time.
Malik turned 39 this yr and nonetheless harbours of creating it to the Pakistan staff for this yr’s T20 World Cup. He final performed for Pakistan in a T20I towards England in September 2020.
“I am positive about playing in the T20 World Cup. I feel you should try to avail all the opportunities you get. For me, the most important thing is personal satisfaction, and you only get that when you give your best shot irrespective of the opportunity. At the end of the day, your performances should help the team you are representing. That’s my first goal,” Malik stated.
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