KARACHI (Agencies) - Pakistan cricket team manager Intikhab Alam said the criticism and ridicule heaped on the national team after their defeat to New Zealand in the ICC World Cup 2011 was not fair. "Other teams have also lost a match, we are not the first side to lose a match. But the way we have been criticised is unjustified. The players need the full backing of their people to come good in the tournament," Intikhab told the reporters in Pallekelle where Pakistan will take on Zimbabwe in their group A match on Monday. Intikhab, however, admitted that the poor form of wicketkeeper Kamran, may open up the possibility of Umar Akmal being pushed into keeping duties in the next match. "Kamran himself is upset and disappointed with his own performance. He is himself feeling down and realises we lost an important match. But the job of the management is not to allow any player to lose his confidence and help him work out his problems," Intikhab said. The manager said while Umar was an option to take over the wicketkeeping duties from his brother against Zimbabwe, there was no need to push the panic button.