"Aur select karein nalaykon ko"- Ex-Pak Legend lashes out at PCB after loss vs ZIM
Pakistan hasn't had the campagin so far that they would have liked in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. In both their opening games, they faced two back-to-back losses. However, the first loss against archrivals India certainly hurt their confidence a lot.
But the second loss that came against Zimbabwe was even more embarrassing for the Men in Green. They couldn't chase down the target of 131 runs and lost the game by 1 run in the end. That led to a huge criticism of the team by many former cricketers and fans on social media.
Many former cricketers came hard at the team's performance and their mindset, while some slammed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the management. Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar also expressed his anger after Zimbaber stunned Pakistan at the Perth Stadium by 1 run.
After the loss, Akhtar highlighted the poor stratergy of the team and said that this was the mistake of management that they kept selecting average players and that is why such poor results came with ordinary performances.
In a video uploaded on his YouTube channel, Akhtar said that the management kept selecting non-performers and now they are facing the result. He stated that the PCB never gives chances to good players and that is why they have ruined everything and Pakistan is suffering from this.
He said, "Aapaki performances are average hai. Enjoy karein, aur select karein nalaykon ko. Acche logon ka na layein. Main apane baare mein baat nahin kar raha hoon. Naukaree bhaad mein jay. Mujhe bas is baat dikkat hai ki the country is suffering."
Notably, it was Pakistan-born all-rounder Sikander Raza who was the "Player of the Match" for Zimbabwe in that historic 7-run win at Perth. He couldn't score many runs with the bat, but with the ball he changed the whole scenario in the middle and took three crucial wickets.
Apart from him, pacer Brad Evans also ended up with three wickets to help Zimbabwe register their first win of the "Super 12". Pakistan are virtually out of the competition, but mathematically there are very few chances that they can make it.
But for that, they must win their remaining three games and also hope that other teams' result can go in their favour.