MULTAN: Pakistani cricket fans in the southeastern city of Multan held a mock funeral for their national cricket team on Saturday after a record-shattering World Cup defeat at the hands of the West Indies.
Residents of the city organised a symbolic funeral procession, replete with a coffin with several cricket bats placed over it, directing their anger at the Pakistani national team after a poor start to the tournament that has also seen it defeated by arch-rivals India.
Cricket fans elsewhere in the country, meanwhile, staged their own protests to show their frustration with the national side.
Some cricket lovers also burnt an effigy of Pakistan team captain Misbah-ul-Haq.
Chasing the West Indies´s first innings total of 310 runs, Pakistan gave up its first four wickets for just one run — the worst start in one-day international history — before eventually losing by 150 runs.
Pakistan, winners of the 1992 World Cup, now sit at the bottom of Pool B and will resume their faltering campaign against Zimbabwe in Brisbane on March