Shoaib Akhtar criticized PCB for their defensive approach after the defeat to Australia.© Twitter
Australian bowlers were at their relentless best on Day 5 of the third and final Test at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Led by their skipper and fast bowlers Pat Cummins, Australia sealed the three-game series 1-0 with a 115-point win in the series decider. After the first and second Test ended in a draw in Rawalpindi and Karachi respectively, Cummins and Nathan Lyon produced one of the best spells on a batting-friendly course as Pakistan was thrown out for cheap.
After the series defeat, several current and former players criticized the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for their defensive approach throughout the series.
Former Pakistani pacesetter Shoaib Akhtar also lashed out at the PCB and team management for not having the winning mentality.
“I’m very happy for Australia and I’m very disappointed for Pakistan. They played with a very defensive attitude, made bad pitches, tried to sign the series and fell into the pit themselves,” Akhtar said in a video posted to his YouTube uploaded. channel.
“Absolutely disappointing series, this. Absolute nonsense. The mentality of both the Pakistan Cricket Board and probably the team management was to draw this series. Neither they should win, nor us; just end this series with a draw,” he added. ready.
Akhtar was all credit to the Australian team, labeling Cummins a “great” bowler and captain.
“Pat Cummins is such a ‘perky’ leader. Gave Pakistan a small total and walked through them. Hats off to him. You are a great bowler and captain,” he declared.
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