The failure of the Pakistan cricket team in the Asia Cup 2018 among cricket fans. Before the start of the Asia Cup, they were dubbed as favorites to win the title given their good form in the limited-overs format.
The top-order failed miserably to deliver as Fakhar Zaman turned out to be a major disappointment with the bat. The pugnacious left-hander has been Pakistan's standout performer in the 50-over format. I think this disastrous campaign will serve as a wake-up for players like Zaman, who will need to guard against complacency. At the International level, you need to bring your A- to the table or else most times opposition get better of you.
Sarfaraz Ahmed also looked a jaded figure and made some tactical blunders throughout the competition. His own form is a big worry as he hasn't notched up a half-century for quite some time now.
Babar Azam could not deliver his best in the competition. Pakistan will need to work harder if they want to beat good teams on regular basis. The dismal performance in the Asia Cup 2018 is a timely reminder that Pakistan needs to improve in the batting and bowling department in order to become a strong side in the limited-overs format.
I think its time for introspection for Pakistan cricket as things will not easier as they will take on Australia and New Zealand in the desert shores of UAE in the coming months.