"Pakistan should learn from India"- Ex-Pak skipper points out major flaw in Pakistan cricket management; suggests to adapt Indian system
Over the years, there have been many comparisons made between the cricket teams of both India and Pakistan. Fans across the border never shy away from sharing their thoughts and views on both teams. And now former Pakistani skipper Salman Butt has come up with a bold thought on this comparison.
India won their last home series against Sri Lanka in ODIs and T20Is, while they defeated New Zealand in the first ODI of the three-match series in Hyderabad. On the other hand, Pakistan hasn't been able to win a series at home since June.
The inability of some Pakistan batters to convert a good start into a big inning has been noticed by many former Pakistani players and experts. That's what Butt also pointed out in a video posted on his YouTube channel. He also said that the Pakistan cricket management should learn from India about how to update their domestic cricket system to produce better talent for the national team.
Butt said, "Other teams like our own (Pakistan) struggle to win games while chasing big scores despite coming in a position to win the game. They (teams) should learn and adopt this (India's system). The real credit for such domination from India in the 200-club goes to junior-level cricket, where the batters are committed to playing for long periods."
The former Pakistani skipper stated that young Indian players grow by playing longer formats of the game, which enhance their skills, and they learn how to build big innings, which is the reason that there are so many Indians in the 200-run club.
Meanwhile, he added that in Pakistan, the younger generation plays 80 percent T20 games, which helps them score 60s and 70s, but not many convert them into big scores. Furthermore, he pointed out the knock by Shubman Gill, who became the youngest batter to score an ODI double century, and said that he has come through the right process.