Akhtar said in a conversation with PTV Sports that Babar is making weak excuses. There was nothing like extra bounce on the pitch in the first ODI. Just a slight seam movement was visible and this is common in England. What if we can’t even play seam bowling?
Babar defended the team even after a humiliating defeat
After losing the first ODI to England, Babar Azam had said that it was not a big blow for our team. In cricket, some days are good for you and some are bad. We have been playing good cricket in the last few series. I will talk to the players and tell them not to lose hope. There are ups and downs in life. We will recover soon and it will be good for us as a team. Azam was dismissed for zero in the first ODI.
England won the first ODI by 9 wickets
In the first ODI, Pakistan had scored 141 runs in 35.2 overs. The team’s first two wickets fell in the first over itself. Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq could not even open the account. Shakib Mahmood took 4 wickets for 42 runs for England in the match. In reply, England had achieved the target for victory by losing just one wicket. Devin Malan and Jack Crowley scored half-centuries.
Shoaib Akhtar’s spilled pain, said – Shakib Mahmood came to learn bowling from me, but no Pakistani bowler did this
Akhtar had also slammed the Pakistan team
Akhtar’s statement came even after losing the match. Then he had said that if Pakistan continues to play such bad cricket, then the fans will stop watching the matches of the team. I feel sorry for the cricket fans. If he performs like this then who will watch his match?
Pakistan’s nose cut again, the fast bowler was forcibly returned from England
Babar Azam may not consider this defeat as a big blow for the Pakistan team. but it’s not like that. Because except for the captain Ben Stokes in the playing-11 of England in the first ODI, most of the players have not played much cricket for the main team of England. In this match, five players made their ODI debut for England. Despite being such a new team, England badly washed the experienced team of Pakistan.