Dismissing the argument that the system needs an overhaul, Amir cites instances from Pakistan's cricket history, highlighting the consistency of success under the same system. He questions the effectiveness of blaming the system when it has delivered World Cup victories in 1992 and reached the finals in 1999.
“In 1992 under Imran Khan, we won the World Cup, the system was same. In 1999 our team was a world beater, who reached the finals. We won the 2009 T20 World Cup with the same system, we won the 2017 Champions Trophy under same system,” added Amir.
Amir contends that the captain's mindset is the linchpin in the team's performance. Using England as an example, he points out that England, despite a different system, performed poorly in the World Cup.
“Babar is captain for past four years. He has build his team on his own. Buttler is not part of our system, then why did England played so badly? Does the system in England also need a makeover?After 2015 debacle, Morgan said I want to play this brand of cricket, I want these 25 players," Amir continued.
He underscores that Babar Azam, as the captain for the past four years, has the autonomy to shape the team but must alter his mindset for better results.
"System remained the same, it is the captain, who changed his mindset. As long as captain’s mindset will not change, system can do nothing. Was it the system, who told him not to play Abrar Ahmad, or bench Fakhar after first match," he concluded.
In the aftermath of this World Cup misfortune, Pakistan cricket faces a period of introspection, where the captain's mindset, the efficacy of the system, and external controversies all contribute to a complex narrative.
The Men in Green must regroup, reassess, and redefine their approach as they aim for future cricketing success.">