The inquest into Pakistan’s defeat to Zimbabwe within the 2nd T20I — the place they collapsed from 78/three to be 99 all out — has thrown up some accusations directed in the direction of the Misbah-ul-Haq-led group administration. Shoaib Malik has stated such outcomes could be anticipated when “unacquainted resolution makers” who base their choices on “likes and dislikes” are on the helm of the group.
The defeat was Pakistan’s first ever defeat to Zimbabwe in a T20I, within the sixteenth time the 2 sides had performed one another. The win was Zimbabwe’s first in a T20I in two years and their first at residence in 4 years.
…when your administration depends on likes & dislikes particularly when your cricket is simply in surviving mode, then what else do anticipate as a nation?
On prime of that while you don’t let your captain take choices that is certain to occur… #Cricket #Pakistan
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) April 23, 2021
Shoaib Malik urged that the Pakistan selectors and captain Babar Azam tackle extra of a task within the decision-making and an ‘worldwide white ball coach’ be introduced into the combo to switch Misbah.
Former Pakistan batsman Ramiz Raja stated the defeat is a “darkish second within the historical past of Pakistan cricket” and that such a outcome deserves no evaluation.
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“Pakistan gamers performed reckless pictures and there was no method or partnership. Muzarabani was the one high quality bowler of their line-up and for those who get an opportunity to observe the replays you will notice that our batting appeared so extraordinary in opposition to him,” stated Raja on a video uploaded on his YouTube channel.
Intikhab Alam, chatting with Daybreak, criticized captain Babar Azam for profitable the toss and electing to area first. “You’ve gotten gained the final collection in opposition to a giant group of South Africa however such a choice of opting to area first reveals you’re defensive in opposition to a relatively weak facet like Zimbabwe,” he stated.