Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar slammed the Pakistan team for being reluctant at adapting to modern-day cricket. Despite being on winning trot, Akhtar expressed his concern for the Pakistan Cricket team as he bashes the management for not being flexible with the strategies. READ MORE BCCI might tweak the five-match Test series against England for IPL 2021
Pakistan have won their last Two Series
The Babar Azam led-side has recently returned from a successful tour of Africa where they had defeated South Africa in the limited-overs series. Later, they defeated Zimbabwe in their own backyard. A few former players, including Akhtar, have been raising their voices for an improvement in the type of cricket the team is playing.
Akhtar urges the Pakistan team to adapt
The Former speedster stated that he will support Pakistan and it was inappropriate to criticize as team was tasting wins but he reckoned it was no ideal management at all. He urged team to make essential changes.
“There is no injustice as long as Pakistan is winning. If somebody misses out, then that is ok. There was a series going on so it wasn’t necessary to criticize them during it. We support them so that they can make the right decisions. Now that the series is over, I am shouting my lungs out to say, ‘don’t play this type of cricket’. This is not acceptable. If you keep going this way, you will keep failing,” said Akhtar.
Akhtar Slams Rizwan
Rizwan has been in quite a brilliant form this year as the 28-year old has been unflinchingly performing well on the big stage. However, the former paceman bashes him for grabbing the opening spot in every format as he reckoned it is unfair and misbehaving.
“You don’t know what you are supposed to do with Rizwan. Rizwan also has to start thinking. This isn’t anyone’s uncle’s team that you can open in each format of the sport. You have to adjust the role given to you by the team. As long as Pakistan is winning, it doesn’t matter who it is or where he is coming from, a player should be performing and performing up to my wishes and according to the new brand of cricket’s requirements. It is as simple as that. If you don’t, then there is the exit, you can leave. Don’t misbehave, just don’t select them,” he added.