Former cricketers pleased to see Pakistan level the series
Lahore: The former cricketers were extremely joyous to watch Pakistan’s comeback in the fourth Test against England. Waqar Younus said “The Green Caps showed an amazing performance in the final Test after quite a bit of rise and falls.” Shoaib Akhtar said, had there not been some mistakes committed at Edgbaston, the visiting team could have won by 3-1.
According to details regarding Test series against England, Pakistan having won the first Test at Lords faced consecutive defeats at Old Trafford and Birmingham but made a comeback winning the fourth Test at Oval to level the series by 2-2. The former cricketers felt extremely delighted to watch Pakistan’s wonderful comeback. Waqar Younus expressing his views said “There was quite a bit of rise and fall during the series and at many occasions our weakness allowed the host team to dominate, however in the final Test Younus Khan and Yasir Shah regained their original form and despite tremendous pressure they performed excellent, the credit also goes to the captain Misbahul Haq.”
Shoaib Akhtar giving his remarks said “ Had there not been a couple of mistakes at Edgbaston, our team could have won by 3-1, a slight responsible batting could have let Pakistan dominate the series, inclusion of right-arm pacer Sohail Khan was an important decision. Wahab Riaz returned in a better shape after being dropped in the third Test, Younus Khan and Asad Shafiq handled the responsibility very well. However there is still lot to be done to improve the team, we need to overcome our weaknesses to bring consistency in our performance.”
Muhammad Yousaf said “Younus Khan’s return to form brought a message of victory, Asad Shafiq also reduced the team’s burden playing an important innings, the batsmen played a responsible innings and so did the bowlers and the team played like a gelled unit, if one didn’t play well the other tried to fill the gap and the same was displayed by the English side at Edgbaston Test.”
Haroon Rasid while expressing his views said “After the spot fixing scandal which happened 6 years ago, Pakistan has been able to improve its repute by playing good cricket in this first series against England. Younus Khan is a great cricketer and has again proved himself, the visiting team fielded well and their victory is a gift for the ‘Independence Day’ the Test squad is quite balanced and their moral is also high. However in the One-Day series there would be many changes in the squad as we lack some experienced players therefore expecting too much from the ‘Green Shirts’ would be inappropriate.”