Pep talks don’t win matches, says Pakistan legend Imran Khan

Former Pakistan captain asks the players to learn to play under pressure and no pep talks can help them win tournaments such as World T20.

By: PTI | Kolkata | Updated: March 21, 2016 6:34 pm
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Pakistan’s legendary captain Imran Khan was critical of current team’s tendency to wilt under pressure stating that Shahid Afridi’s boys need to learn about playing under pressure and no amount of pep talk can lift their game.

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Imran Khan met the Pakistan players on Saturday morning before the match against India and spoke to the players.

The news doing rounds was that Umar Akmal requested Imran to ask skipper Shahid Afridi to change his batting order, which has not gone down well with the team management.

READ: Akmal asks for change in batting spot

“I spoke to Akmal before the match. The match is over so let’s move on,” Imran tried to put an end to the controversy while speaking to the reporters.

“I always try and help the Pakistan team in the best way I can. They need to understand how to play under pressure. One part of game is in the mind and the other part is played on the ground. So you need to implement this while playing. You can’t win matches by (pep) talks. The team has to perform and that’s the only way you can win,” said the World Cup winning Pakistan captain.

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