Imran Khan also said Pakistan is oozing with talent © Getty Images
Imran Khan also said Pakistan is oozing with talent © Getty Images

Karachi: Pakistan‘s legendary cricketer Imran Khan has stressed the need for his country’s side to play ‘ correct combination’ to succeed while maintaining that the nation has ‘enough talent’. His comments came after Pakistan were dumped out of Asia Cup 2016 after suffering a five-wicket defeat at the hands of Bangladesh on Wednesday. The top-order batsmen failed completely in the T20 continental tournament. “Pakistani cricket fans anger at unceremonious exit of Pakistan team from T20 Asia Cup is understandable as our nation is oozing with talent,” Khan, who captained Pakistan to the World Cup victory in 1992, wrote on Twitter. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, Asia Cup T20 2016, Match 8 at Dhaka.

The cricketer-turned politician also called on the Pakistan Cricket Board to make appointments on the basis of merit, the Dawn reported. “This talent can only be polished if PCB becomes an institution built on merit, [including] selection of its head purely on merit,” he added. Despite Mohammad Aamer’s sensational spell, Pakistan failed to defeat arch-rivals India last week. The Shahid Afridi-led side have only managed to beat the United Arab Emirates so far in the tournament. Pakistan will play against Sri Lanka on March 4.

Pakistan lost their first match of the tournament played against arch-rivals India by five wickets. They had suffered a batting collapse in the game and were shot down for 83 after being asked to bat first. India completed the chase with 27 balls to spare. They won their second game against UAE by seven wickets. However, they lost again; this time against Bangladesh the very next day.