After taking a pounding from Sri Lanka in the second T20 Pakistan, the sporadically acclaimed team have also ceded the series. After the wrath, the Pakistan team was expecting a dose of motivation from fans and former cricketers, but the slump performance didn’t go well with former cricketers like Shoaib Akhtar and Younis Khan.
The duo slammed the approach of the team and questioned the decision to give full-fledged powers to Misbah Ul Haq.
“Pakistan cricket will never improve by giving one person the entire power and responsibility. You can save money by appointing one person as Coach and selector, but the thing will only improve when the board will look for people who have an eye for the talent,” Akhtar said on his YouTube channel.
Akhtar gave a befitting example of India, where both Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid worked hard in finding the next pedigree of players across the country.
The former cricketers also showed their disappointment over Pakistan weak bench strength by raising the empty chair. They even requested PCB to bring in the former players to guide and mentor the young brigade and develop decision making skills in international cricket.
“I feel very sad that Indian fast bowlers keep calling us to take tips and seek advice but our Pakistani pacers don’t ask. Nobody from the team has ever called me up to seek tips on how to increase your pace, arm-speed, run-up etc. Nobody is ready to ask,” Akhtar said on his channel.
“Newcomers like Naseem Shah, Musa Khan and Haris Rauf… they can become the fastest bowlers in the world. I really wish they would come to me for advice. I want to make them tearaway fast bowlers so that they can make their own name in international cricket,” Akhtar further added.