Former Pakistan fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar has lashed out hard at the Pakistan Cricket Board owing to the poor performances in New Zealand. Yesterday, Pakistan showed an insipid display against New Zealand in the second Test at Hagley Oval in Christchurch. Read more – I don't coach Steve Smith. He coaches himself: Justin Langer
In the first innings, they were bundled for 297 and then conceded over 650 runs while bowling. Kane Williamson hit all their bowlers all round the park and notched up a double century. All Pakistan fans are outraged and disappointed and many fans took to Twitter to criticize the national team.
Moreover, the poor display hurt Shoaib Akhtar the most as he published a video on Twitter where he can be seen lashing hard at the Pakistan Cricket Board. He quoted Pakistan players as "school level cricketers".
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"PCB's mistakes, their policies, whatever they've sowed, they're reaping it. They'll keep bringing average players, they'll keep playing average cricketers, they'll keep making average teams, which will result in average results," Akhtar said.
"Whenever Pakistan will play Test matches, they'll get exposed. They are playing school level cricket. The players are made school level cricketers by the management," he added.
Clubs teams would play better than this. pic.twitter.com/r9m4ekqbeq
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) January 5, 2021
Akhtar asked the PCB, "You're (The Board) still thinking, let's change the management. When will you guys (The Board) change?"
At the end of Day 3, New Zealand have piled up 659 runs and they've declared on the mammoth score. Pakistan, who conceded a 362 run lead, were put into bat and lost one wicket for 8 runs, when stumps were called.