Pakistan’s second consecutive fall in front of a second-choice England side is bringing tons of shame to the side. The Pakistani fans are furious as they are floating the social media with massive criticism for their players. Adding to that, former Pakistani players are also slamming the shameful performance of their national representatives. Shoaib Akhtar lashed out after Pakistan series loss.
Shoaib Akhtar lashes out at Pakistan series loss for ‘very average’ performances against England
Most of the prime English players are out of the series after testing positive for COVID-19. However, the second-string England side looks enough to halt the Babar Azam-led team. Pakistan failed to chase a modest total of 248 runs as England won the match by 52 runs. Pakistan was bowled out for 195 runs which resulted in their series defeat.
Former Pakistani premier bowler Shoaib Akhtar has voiced his opinion against the abysmal performance of his countrymen. Akhtar predicted a 0-3 whitewash for the Babar Azam side by accusing them of playing average cricket.
‘Which kid will start playing cricket after watching this team?’: Shoaib Akhtar lambasts Pakistan, predicts 0-3 sweep
“Although it was just run-a-ball and what was there in that bowling for you to have so much difficulty. The ball nibbles around a little, that itself is a lot for you. A very, very average performance,” Akhtar said on Boss News. “It has not yet happened. It is going to be 3-0. Pakistan worked hard to make sure they give an average performance. The Pakistan batting has always let us down and the same trend continues now also.
Shoaib Akhtar lashed out after Pakistan series loss. He taunted the team by stating that they are doing very poor work in motivating the aspiring players of Pakistan. Akhtar further said that PCB seemingly wants people to stop watching cricket.
‘”No one enjoys criticizing anyone. But tell me, which kid will start playing cricket after watching this team? The PCB plans that no one should watch or follow cricket and they don’t have to spend anything,” the former pacer explained. “What was there in the wicket, first tell me that. Pakistan is only a T20 team. They play like T20 and get out like that. They lose five wickets in twenty overs. In T20s also, they score 150-175 and the same in ODIs.”
Pakistan will face England for the 3rd ODI on Tuesday, July 13th at Edgbaston.