New Delhi. Pakistan’s batting consultant Matthew Hayden said that the Pakistani players were completely broken after the five-wicket defeat at the hands of Australia in the T20 World Cup semi-final. The Pakistani team had won all their matches in the group stage before the semi-finals but suffered a heart-breaking loss to Australia in which Matthew Wade hit three consecutive sixes in the 19th over to give the team a resounding victory.
Hayden said in a conversation with bowling coach Vernon Philander, “I was not surprised to see the players in the dressing room because this is what happens when you play with your heart and lose. When you go into a match with expectations and for some reason the result is not good, then how heart breaks, this was visible. The players looked completely disappointed. ”The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has uploaded the footage of this conversation. Hayden was appointed batting consultant for the T20 tournament itself. Hayden said that he had seen a completely different Pakistani team during the spectacular victory against India.
The former Australian opener said, “While looking at the first match against India, as an outsider, the dressing room scene was completely different, the players looked very calm, quite ‘relaxed’, were very balanced. . It was such a big match.
He said, “If we look completely honestly, I think there was a slight nervousness seeing such a big match which was shown later in the fielding. It was this section that we highlighted that could harm us. It proved to be a bit costly for us in the semi-finals.”