Ex – fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has explained present Pakistan batsmen as worse than their Bangladeshi counterparts after their horrible show against South Africa in the ongoing ODI series in the UAE.
“I am saying this with certainty if Bangladeshi batsmen had been playing this series they would have won it 5-0. South Africa has not won this series they have been gifted it by our spineless batting,” Shoaib Akhtar said.
Chasing 267 in the 4th ODI yesterday, Pakistan went from 228 to 5 to 231 for 8 and lost the five-match series 1-3 with one game remaining. Pakistan had lost the very first game by one run while chasing 184. They lost their final 6 wickets in the space of 34 balls for just 17 runs in that encounter.
Shoaib Akhtar said that even Bangladesh would’ve performed a much better job against South Africa than the Pakistani batsmen, who’ve failed thrice in the series, to successfully chase down feasible totals in the series.
“The worst part is that we have lost on pitches that are more suited to our batting and there appears to be no intent or purpose in our side,” he said.