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Pakistan must not be bad losers: Hafeez

April 03, 2014 10:24 IST

Pakistan must not be bad losers: Hafeez

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Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez called on his compatriots not to be bad losers and accept victory and defeat in the same manner after his team crashed out of the World Twenty20 tournament in Bangladesh.

Hafeez told reporters after returning from Dhaka early on Thursday that the side were disappointed by the way they lost to the West Indies in the final must-win group game.

"I think when we can celebrate victory passionately than we must also not be bad losers and accept the West Indies were better than us," Hafeez said.


Image: Mohammead Hafeez of Pakistan bent down to offer prayer
Photographs: Francois Nel/Getty Images

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'Look into the causes of our defeat'

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Hafeez and his team have been under fire from former players and pundits since the crushing defeat, the first time Pakistan have failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the World T20 since its inception in 2007.

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi has summoned Hafeez, head coach Moin Khan and the team's cricket consultant Zaheer Abbas for a meeting.

"The Chairman has called us and all of us will sit down and look into the causes of our defeat. We must learn from it and move on," the Pakistan captain said.


Image: Saeed Ajmal celebrates after picking up a wicket
Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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'Board will decide whether they want me to continue as captain or someone else'

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Asked if he was willing to step down, Hafeez said he had been given a job by the board and he tried to do it diligently.

"This is a decision for the board to make. They will decide whether they want me to continue as captain or someone else. I can't say much on it," he said.


Image: Mohammad Hafeez
Photographs: BCCI
Tags: Hafeez , Board

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Afridi criticised his teammates

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Experienced Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi criticised his teammates after returning to his hometown of Karachi.

"We didn't play aggressive and positive cricket like we did against Australia," he said. "We played with a negative mindset and we lost."


Image: Shahid Afridi
Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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