Former Pakitan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar on Tuesday tore into the Pakistan cricket team and the country’s cricket board, saying it is in a “hopeless and treacherous” situation. Akhtar’s comments came after Pakistan were hammered 3-0 in an ODI series against a second-string England side in the absence of the hosts’ first-choice squad.
Nonetheless, it was an improved showing from Babar Azam’s side which was comfortably outplayed in the first 2 ODIs. While the visitors were bundled out for 141 in the first ODi, they failed to make 200 once again in the 2nd ODI.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Shoaib Akhtar said he was hurt by the lack of fight from Pakistan, especially in the first 2 ODis.
In fact, England had only Ben Stokes from their first-choice team as Eoin Morgan’s side, which had hammered Sri Lanka 3-0 earlier this month, was put in isolation after some of its members tested Covid-19 positive. Players were pulled from the County Championship, and former players and rested players recalled for the squad that was scrambled in the eleventh hour.