Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

In a first upset of the T20 World Cup 2024, co-hosts USA stunned former champions Pakistan at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas in a thrilling Super Over tie.

In response, former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh was not particularly happy with Pakistan captain Babar Azam's strategy for the Super Over.

Following Pakistan's shocking defeat, Yuvraj, who has been named among the brand ambassadors of the World Cup, reckoned that Babar erred in his tactic by not allowing Fakhar to take on the Netravalkar, which could have denied the left-arm pacer from creating his angles against a left-handed batter, thus giving the edge to Pakistan.

"I don’t understand why didn't @FakharZamanLive take strike to a lefty seamer - when it is easier for a left hander to hit through the angle that bowler is trying to create. Nonetheless have to give it #TeamUSA @usacricket for making smart decisions under pressure specially the captain Monank Patel," wrote Yuvi.

The former all-rounder sounded the alarm bells for Pakistan ahead of the blockbuster match against the Men in Blue in New York on Sunday.

It will be a must-win game for Pakistan, given that USA look certain to make the next stage of the T20 World Cup having won their opener against Canada earlier this week.

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"Now, Pakistan need a must-win against India & they surely need to bat & field better! With India's strong start, it's gonna be hard to beat us!" Yuvi added.

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