Islamabad: Pakistan loss to India in the world Cup semi-final at Mohali on Wednesday has not gone down with the Pak media who tab the defeat as "Massacre at Mohali". Afridi’s daughter blames Misbah for defeat (Agencies)
Shahid Afridi led Pakistan side has come under fire for poor fielding and dismal batting display which led them to a disappointing loss against India.
English daily "The News", which called the defeat as a massacre, also said in its headline "India in final as bad fielding, batting sink Pakistan", a point underscored by the entire media.
"Dropped catches, scratchy shots and Misbah's 'test innings' blamed for defeat: Cricket mania evaporates after anti-climax", lamented the headline in "Dawn" newspaper.
"Business Recorder" expressed similar sentiments as the reasons that cost Pakistan the match and threw them out of WC contention.
"The dream is over: India dump Pakistan out of the World Cup", said "The Express Tribune", while its sports page headline cried "End Of The Road".
"Pakistan Observer" talked of "World Cup Dream Shattered".
Urdu newspaper "Express" summed up the despondent mood of the Pakistan team to say "Afridi Apologises to Nation".
Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi’s youngest daughter held Misbah-ul-Haq responsible for the national team’s drubbing at the hands of India in the semi-final clash at Mohali on Wednesday.
"Misbah realised very soon that he needed to score runs," she said sarcastically.
Pakistan’s loss to India left many Pak fans heartbroken who could not control the sob and the burst into tears.
Shahid Afridi's eldest daughter, also broke down after watching the match.
"I am hurt and sad that we lost the match. I was so excited that we will beat India," Aqsa said before breaking down into tears on camera on Geo News channel.
Islamabad: Pakistan loss to India in the world Cup semi-final at Mohali on Wednesday has not gone down with the Pak media who tab the defeat as "Massacre at Mohali".
Afridi’s daughter blames Misbah for defeat