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Wasim Akram issues warning for Pakistan team

CHRISTCHURCH: Pakistan’s legendary bowler Wasim Akram warns Green Shirts that they have to win the next game in their World Cup campaign or they should get ready for an early flight home.

Pakistan team is far having a poor mega event, with back to back defeats from Indian and West Indian teams.

Their 76-run defeat by arch-rivals and defending champions India was followed by an even heavier 150-run loss to the West Indies in Christchurch on Saturday.

Pakistan will be facing Zimbabwe in the next match of the Pool B on March 1, with the warning of former captain to ‘win or go’.

“They must feel for the people who come to the ground in numbers and millions are watching back home,” ONLINE added Wasim, a key member of the Pakistan side that won the World Cup when the tournament was last staged in Australia and New Zealand in 1992.

The major concern for Wasim is not to play with five specialists bowlers in the tournament and hurled harsh words on the team management and captain Misbah ul Haq.

“I have been screaming this for several months now but they are playing with four bowlers and weakening their strong point,” said Wasim.

“We are using an extra batsman and yet we are unable to chase, then it´s disappointing and will land Pakistan in more trouble. They must rebuild the team soon.”

He advised the Green Shirts to follow the passion of West Indian players, who were also facing a bad patch in the ground.