MULTAN- After a record-shattering World Cup defeat at the hands of the West Indies, Pakistani fans in Multan held a mock funeral for their national cricket team today. Residents of the city organized a symbolic funeral procession, replete with a coffin with several cricket bats placed over it, directing their anger at the national team after a poor start to the tournament that has also seen it defeated by arch-rivals India.

“This time we were really hoping for Pakistan to win,” a participant said. Cricket fans elsewhere in the country, meanwhile, staged their own protests to show their frustration with the national side. 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 1.