Dropped Catches Played A Big Part In Pakistan’s Loss To West Indies: Admits Waqar Younis

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Waqar Younis
Waqar Younis

Pakistan cricket team’s bowling coach Waqar Younis mentioned dropped catches against West Indies hurt the team after they lost the first Tes by one wicket at Sabina Park.

West Indies tail-enders Kemar Roach and Jayden Seales held their nerves in an unbeaten 17-run stand to take their team through the finishing line in a nail-biting contest.

Dropped catches played a big part in our loss to West Indies: Waqar Younis

Roach, who scored 30 runs, was dropped twice by the Pakistan fielders and Waqar Younis feels those dropped opportunities cost them the game.

Shaheen Afridi
Shaheen Afridi celebrates with Pakistan teammates. Credits: Twitter

“Unfortunately we were on the wrong side as we should have won the game. But that’s the way it is…one team had to lose and unfortunately it was us, and of course, it happens only when you commit mistakes and (dropped) catches played the big part. When you miss so many opportunities in such tense moments then that will definitely hurt you,” Waqar was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

“Yes, West Indies were 114/7 but then after that, there were three opportunities as well and if you are not grabbing them it won’t help you. They kept on taking wickets and creating opportunities so with all this I feel very proud of this bowling unit,” he added.

It was a low-scoring pitch, but our bowlers bowled really well: Waqar Younis

After Pakistan set West Indies a target of 168, Shaheen Afridi (4/50) and Hasan Ali (3/37) bowled brilliantly to keep the hopes alive for Pakistan to win the match, but they just missed to get the final wicket.

Waqar Younis credited his bowlers for their performance and termed the pitch at Sabina Park as a low-scoring one.

“Overall if you analyse the bowling I must say all the bowlers bowled really well throughout the Test match. Despite the small target, they put in all the hard work, responded well, the way they fought in the game, and never let it go easily. Bowlers are meant to create opportunities,” Waqar said.

Hasan Ali and Babar Azam
Hasan Ali and Babar Azam. Credits: Twitter

“There was a lot of support especially for fast bowlers (in the first Test). Ball was seaming, conditions were overcast at times and it wasn’t easy for batting. Bowler had more say on it hence it was a low-scoring Test match. One has to apply himself on such pitches and has to be positive as a bowler and as a batter,” he added.

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