New Delhi: Legendary seamer Shoaib Akhtar has shown his concerns about his national team Pakistan as they head close to the ICC T20I World Cup in Australia. Former cricketer has shown concerns for the team and shared his opinion on how far Pakistan can go in the mega tournament.
Shoaib Akhtar – Pakistan might crash out in first round of T20 World Cup
On his youtube channel, Shoaib said, “I fear that this Pakistan team can go out of the world cup in the first round itself. I am really scared as our batting has no depth.”
The 47-year-old, who gave batsmen nightmares, as he beat them form pace during his days worries that the current team of his country lacks depth and has instability in the middle order.
“Pakistan middle order isn’t good. If the openers don’t perform, the middle order gets under pressure. This is not the way to go into a world cup if you want to win it. It is very sad,” he added.
Akhtar makes selector and coach the target
Akhtar, who had issues with the team selection, expressed his frustration with the selector Mohammed Wasim and coach Saqlain Mushtaq after the team for the big event was announced.
Shoaib said, “The problem was in the middle order but the selectors overlooked it and didn’t make any changes in the middle order.”
“When the chief selector is average then only average decisions would be taken. Saqlain last played cricket in 2002, I don’t want to say this as he is my friend, but I don’t think he has any idea about T20 cricket. I don’t think this is his forte,” he added.
He also expressed his concern over batting coach Mohammed Yousuf’s status on the team.
Akhtar said, “Mohammad Yousuf is not even in the team. Had he been there, how could our batting not perform? Yousuf is an asset in the dressing room, but I don’t know how much say he has in this team.”