LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket captain, Shoaib Malik said on Saturday that losing the match and series was a big disappointment for him as Pakistan team failed in all departments of the game in the third one-day international against Sri Lanka.
“ It is not a encouraging result, of course, it is a disappointment as we flopped in batting and bowling and it was not that kind of the performance and result I was looking forward “, he said on Saturday at Gadaffi stadium after his team’s worst ever heaviest run defeat of 234 runs.
Shoaib said chasing over 300 runs is always a tough and challenging task and Pakistan team could not chase the target after losing successive wickets in the start besides failed to restrict the opponents at a low total.
‘ But it is cricket and things some times do not happen the way you plan and today was not our day as we could not perform up to a certain level in most departments of the game “,he mentioned.
Shoaib Malik said defeat always brings disappointment but at same time it helps in doing better in future.
“Lankan performed better and their batsmen posted a big total which we failed to defend due to our reckless batting”, he said adding “one of the reason was that our bowlers bowled in the first 15 overs and then they failed to curtail runs”.
When his attention was drawn that Pakistan suffered its worst ever heaviest run defeat, he said it does not matter as a defeat is always a defeat, no matter by one run or by a heavy margin.
“Another problem we are facing is that we are not able to maintain consistency and we must learn from this defeat to overcome this problem”, he said.
He said once Pakistani wickets started falling the batsmen could not control the situation and eventually they suffered the defeat.