Update: August 10, 2020 11:21:39 am
Former Pakistan speed player Shoaib Akhtar criticized the Pakistan Test team for their loss to England in Manchester’s first test match on Sunday. Blaming the bat players for their lackluster gameplay, especially in the second half, Akhtar argued reckless blows and lack of coordination were the cause of Pakistan’s failure.
“Pakistan had a chance to set a big goal but made the same mistake (which they made) since Partition. The polishing let us down. We have led over 100 runs and the bats are supposed to take advantage of it. But the batter didn’t connect the partnership, ”he said.
“Shan Masood is not lucky but he played his role. Asad Shafiq ran out, it was his fault again. But Babar Azam has to create something good because you can’t come up with a name like this. You can be a good player, but you have to show yourself as the winner of the match, ”said Shoaib.
“If the lead wasn’t there, we’d be fired just for 150-175. You have to think about what to do as a batter, which is really disappointing, ”he concluded.
Coming to bowling, Akhtar criticized younger Naseem Shah for focusing more on the length of bowling.
“When Chris Woakes came out why he didn’t throw the ball short and hit him in the head, making it uncomfortable for him to let the opportunity come. This is a lack of drasticism, ”he said.
Before that, on Saturday, when Pakistan’s pitchers were unable to break through their partnership, Britain ended July 277 for its 10th highly successful test run. Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes led a remarkable comeback for England in a three-goal win. Buttler sidelined 75 games while Woakes made 84 victorious and unbeaten fights. Foot pitcher Yasir Shah (4/99) was the most successful pitcher for the visitors.
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