Confident that this group can win the World Cup: Matthew Hayden on Pakistan team
Pakistan played well despite the loss [Source: Associated Press]
Matthew Hayden, Pakistan cricket team mentor believes that the current crop of players are good enough to win the World Cup next year. He stated that despite the defeat at the hands of England in the finals of the T20 World Cup, he is proud of the boys.
Ben Stokes and Sam Curran powered England to a 5-wicket win over Pakistan and lifted their second T20 title, the first one being at the 2010 event.
Hayden's inspiring words
"It's amazing to think how far we've come in the tournament and I know you guys got to be hurting. It does hurt, but the reality is that we are so close. Guys, I am really proud of you, and I think you have done a wonderful job. Thank you for sharing your inner sanctum with me," Hayden said.
He further added: "I hope each one of you boys feel proud of the achievements of this playing group. I just want to say thank you for sharing your dressing room, sharing your hearts, your minds, your spirits and also putting in your 100% into this campaign.
I am confident that this group of young men can lift the World Cup. And I am confident that with some clarity, on how to move forward from this tournament, how to celebrate some good performances, and also acknowledge some of the weaknesses that we've had in the last month, that come the World Cup in India, again we'll be celebrating getting somewhere near the World Cup."