I’m saddened that Babar Azam’s efforts went in useless: Shoaib Akhtar


Commenting on Pakistan’s bowling, Akhtar lauded Mohammad Amir’s bowling.

Babar Azam
Babar Azam. (Picture by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Photographs)

It’s truthful to say that Pakistan cricket is at its nadir proper now. Following the surprising Zero-Three rout towards Sri Lanka final month, sweeping modifications have been made to set-up. Common skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, underneath whom Pakistan had risen to the No.1 spot within the ICC Males’s T20I rankings, was not stripped of his management hut was additionally ousted from the crew all-together.

Babar Azam- the No.1 ranked T20I batsman- was given the accountability of main the aspect within the shortest format of the sport. Babar’s first assignment- a three-match T20I sequence in Australia- was all the time going to be a tricky one. And, whereas the batsman has carried out justice to his No.1 rank by scoring back-to-back half-centuries, he has been severely let down by his fellow teammates, one thing that former quick bowler, Shoaib Akhtar additionally echoed throughout a video on his official YouTube channel.

“I really feel dissatisfied for Pakistan and particularly for Babar who performed beautifully in each the T20s. There are not any batsmen who can take the command like Babar. I’m saddened that Babar’s efforts went in useless,” Shoaib Akhtar mentioned on his YouTube Channel.

The previous tearaway quick bowler additionally felt that the wicket supplied true bounce and the openers did not capitalize the circumstances on provide, including that the batsmen didn’t present any sense of maturity.

Barring Babar Azam, our batsmen lack maturity, says Shoaib Akhtar

Barring Babar Azam, not one of the different top-order batsmen obtained moving into Canberra. Fakhar Zaman, who simply can’t purchase a run for the time being supplied one other tame dismissal whereas Haris Sohail repeated the identical mistake that he had carried out within the first game- enjoying towards the road to a ball that went throughout him. Mohammad Rizwan too did not power the problem.

“Our batsmen, Haris Sohail, Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Rizwan lack the maturity of that of Australian batsman Steve Smith,” he mentioned.

Commenting on Pakistan’s bowling, Akhtar lauded Mohammad Amir’s bowling whereas additionally mentioning that Muhammad Irfan was struggling along with his left leg and the administration ought to have thought of the extent of his harm earlier than selecting him.

“The administration ought to have considered Irfan earlier than selecting him within the crew,” he mentioned. In the meantime, Pakistan nonetheless has an opportunity to sq. the sequence once they tackle Australia within the ers T20I on Friday.