ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 is not going well for Pakistan. The team had to suffer two back-to-back losses and one against Zimbabwe by just one run was more shameful.
The group match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe was played in Perth where Pakistan could not cross the 130 run mark to win the match. Two consecutive losses have almost eliminated the men in green from the race Semi-final. Former Pakistan’s legend Shoaib Akhtar has now given a controversial statement where he feels that India too will not be able to make it into the semifinal. Talking on his youtube channel, Shoaib Akhtar said, “I had already told Pakistan that they will come back this week. And India will come back next week after playing in the semi-final. Voh bhi koi Tees Maar Khan nahi hai (India is also not some unbeatable side) and we are even worse.” As we know India is at the top position in Group B after winning back-to-back games, first against Pakistan and second against Netherlands. Now India will face South Africa in its next match where they will try to win it at any cost to claim their spot in the semi-finals.
Shoaib Akhtar calls Babar Azam a bad captain and he is not happy with Pakistan’s team selection and approach as he feels that the middle order of Babar’s team is the worst.
Akhtar said,”I have been saying this repeatedly, these openers, the middle order aren’t good enough for us to get success at this level. What can I say? Pakistan have a bad captain. Pakistan is out of the world cup in the second game. Against Zimbabwe. Babar, come one down but he is not listening. Major flaw in Shaheen Afridi’s fitness. A major flaw in captaincy”
He further added,”What kind of cricket do you want to play? For god’s sake, you have lost to Zimbabwe. Don’t you understand your cricket is deteriorating? The management and the PCB chairman don’t have brains … We had to play 4 bowlers, and we played 3 fast bowlers. A proper middle order is needed, you are selecting something else.”