Pakistan were unable to reach the final in Bangladesh after suffering defeats to arch-rivals India and the hosts, with shambolic batting at the top of the order proving to be costly.
Legendary pace bowler Wasim Akram on Saturday slammed the formation of an inquiry committee by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to probe into the team’s poor show in the Asia Cup in Bangladesh.
The PCB chairman, who has emphasized the importance of conditioning in the shortest format of the game, said at least three to four players in Shahid Afridi’s team appeared unfit.
“I don’t agree with this thinking”. This decision of the Pakistan Cricket Board to evaluate the team’s performance in the Asia Cup at this time…
Afridi has also come under intense scrutiny due to his failures with the bat but Shaharyar said the 36-year-old all-rounder would captain the side in India.
The Afghan team is still holding the 9th spot in the latest ICC ranking for Twenty20 Internationals, just one point below Pakistan.
He even said he has seen him playing cricket for 20 years and he knows what he is capable of.
He said: “I am ready to serve Pakistan cricket but I need to be given a proper timetable”.
Pakistan cricket legend Waseem Akram has rejected the PCB’s special committee formed to probe the poor performance of Green Shirts, urging the cricket pundits and senior players to boost the team’s moral. “I am ready to work in any capacity but first someone needs to offer me a proper role”, he said.
“Waqar should have been in Dubai and Sharjah for the PSL matches”.
Akram, widely considered as the greatest left-arm pacer ever, picked up 414 Test and 502 ODI wickets for Pakistan.