Pakistani fast bowling superstar Shoaib Akhtar slammed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after the team put on another tacky showing against New Zealand in the second test at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. After being eliminated for 297, Pakistan was wiped out by Kane Williamson’s beautiful double century, as New Zealand declared for 659. At the end of Day 3, Pakistan already lost one of their openers and looks like another defeat. to be expected. Akhtar took to Twitter to share a short clip blaming the PCB for bringing “average” players into the team, leading them to play “school-level cricket.”
Clubs teams would play better than this. pic.twitter.com/r9m4ekqbeq
– Shoaib Akhtar (@ shoaib100mph) January 5, 2021
“PCB’s policy, they keep bringing in average players, they keep playing average players, they keep making average teams and they keep doing average work, leading to average results,” said Shoaib.
“Whenever Pakistan plays test matches, they will be exposed,” he added.
“They play school-level cricket,” Shoaib said. And management has turned them into school-level cricketers.
“Now the board is thinking about changing management again. Great, but when are you going to change?” he asked the circuit board.
Kyle Jamieson took a five-wicket haul when New Zealand bundled Pakistan for 297 in the first innings, with Azhar Ali 93 and captain Mohammad Rizwan 61.
The Pakistan bowlers then struggled again when Williamson and Henry Nicholls fielded a stand of 369 runs. Nicholls eventually fell to 157, but Darryl Mitchell continued to pile on the misery for Pakistan as he reached his first Test century.
Williamson fell to 238, while Mitchell remained unbeaten at 102 when New Zealand declared with a 362-run lead in the first innings. Jamieson again struck early when Pakistan ended Day 3 at 8/1 in its second innings.
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