Pakistan vs Afghanistan: Pakistan had to face a big defeat at the hands of Afghanistan by eight wickets. This was Afghanistan's first win against Pakistan in ODIs. So far eight ODI matches have been played between the two teams and Pakistan had won seven matches. Afghanistan has won one match. After Pakistan's defeat, there are a lot of reactions from fans on social media. Pakistan fans are even demanding the removal of Babar Azam and other players from the team.At the same time, former veteran cricketers of Pakistan have also raised questions on their team. Shoaib Akhtar even said that which youth will be inspired after seeing this team and will think of choosing cricket as a career. At the same time, Wasim Akram has raised questions on the fitness of his team. Shoaib Malik and Misbah-ul-Haq have questioned the intentions of Pakistani players and slammed Babar's team. Let us know what reactions are coming from Pakistan on this defeat.
Shoaib Akhtar raised questions on management: On his YouTube channel, Pakistan's great bowler Shoaib Akhtar said- Afghanistan has shown Pakistan how to play cricket. We were world champions and now Afghanistan's economy is getting better than us, the team is also getting better than us and the currency is also getting better than us. Afghanistan's batting also became better than us in this match. People think that I am interested in becoming a chairman, and that is why I make videos. I tell you the truth. Pakistan hasn't done anything bad to me. Pakistan gave me everything. Now it is my right to do something for Pakistan. There is a need to choose the right person for every job in the Pakistan Cricket Board. Why don't you learn this from Afghanistan? How does a person rise up and become a chairman in Pakistan? For how long will you continue to implement mediocrity? If you keep bringing averages down and average performance will continue, the economy is already ruined, and the cricket economy will also be ruined. It has been devastated, which brand do you currently have?
Akhtar said- Which is the cricketer after seeing whom the youth will be inspired and will come forward to choose cricket? I have seen Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram, Imran Khan, Steve Waugh, Allan Border and Vivian Richards. But who are the inspiring cricketers in this Pakistan team? Why do people watch our videos even today, because we inspired many youth. Leave aside the team, talk about PCB, talk about management, whatever is happening in PCB, its direct impact is visible on the team.
I have nothing to say today. pic.twitter.com/aQYDyG21vv— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) October 23, 2023
Misbah targeted Pakistani spinners: Misbah-ul-Haq said- There was a clear difference between the quality of Afghanistan's spin bowling and the quality of our spin bowling. Afghanistan players were taking runs easily and hitting fours with ease. Afghanistan's batsman was standing at one place and our spinners were bowling such balls on which they could hit a four. Our batsman has to work hard for one run or four. Either he had to play the sweep shot or go out and play. No Pakistani batsman was able to understand the googlies of Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmed. We had to put pressure on Afghanistan, which we could not do from the beginning. Every team has good spinners, but our spinners are giving boundaries easily.
Shoaib Malik reacts to defeat by Afghanistan: Shoaib Malik raised questions on Pakistan's decision of not chasing after winning the toss. He said- Pakistan did not know the conditions. He thought that Afghanistan should not be allowed to play on their strength (spin) and hence made Afghanistan bowl first. Whereas good teams like India do exactly the opposite. He plays on his strengths and takes decisions. Well there was not much issue there. The total of 282 runs was quite good. If there is a little pressure, you people give up as if what is about to happen. If you don't have a vision, you haven't done your homework, we won't be able to do anything as long as this continues. We may reach the semi-finals, but the truth is that we are not capable of facing good teams.
Wasim Akram raised questions on Pakistan's fitness: Wasim Akram, former great fast bowler of Pakistan and known as the King of Swing, said that the fitness level of the players of the current Pakistani team is very poor. Wasim said that this defeat is very sad for the 1992 World Cup champions. He said on a sports channel – It was a very embarrassing defeat. Afghanistan won the match with the loss of two wickets. 280-290 is a big score. It doesn't matter whether the pitch is wet or not. You see the fitness level of our players. We have been shouting for a long time that no fitness test is being conducted on these players for the last two years. I don't want to take the names of the players, but looking at them it seems that they are eating eight kilos of Nihari (mutton) every day. We have been saying for the last two years that if we want to play, there should be some test for fitness. You are professional cricketers. You are being paid and you are playing for the country. There should be some definite criteria for selection in the team.
Wasim Akram lashing out on Pakistan Cricket Team— Yo Yo Funny Singh (@moronhumor) October 23, 2023
“Lagda hai roz koi 8-8 Kilo Karahi khaande ne, Nihaariyaan khaande ne” pic.twitter.com/TYFssgYLQj
Wasim also raised questions on the management. He said- Najam Sethi is the new chairman after Rameez Raja stepped down as PCB chairman. The coaches of the team at that time were Saqlain Mushtaq and Mohammad Yusuf. He was being given a salary of Rs 10 lakh. Then we reached the final of the T20 World Cup (2022). The new chairman came and started removing the old people. You liked foreign coaches very much. If you can't find anyone, you hire a coach online (Mickey Arthur), but you want that guy at any cost. Now from next time please think a little about the country.
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