Pakistan’s former Test cricketer Ramiz Raja is unhappy with the national team’s performance in Australia and raised questions on head coach-cum-chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq and co.
“How long will they keep on making excuses? You should move on from just the learning phase. The Cricket fans and former cricketers are tired of listening to such excuses,” Raja expressed his views via his official Youtube channel.
The cricketer-turned-commentator highlighted the lack of planning during the Test series against mighty Australians. “First of all, such a weak team selection was already a threat to Pakistan in Australian conditions. You can’t handle Australian batsmen, especially in their home conditions with a young pace attack. They didn’t have any idea where to bowl to them,” he said.
“Thanks to Shaheen Shah Afridi and Babar Azam who showed a little courage in their respective departments otherwise the situation would have been more worst for Azhar Ali and the team,” he added.
Raja bashed leg-spinner Yasir Shah for his poor judgment despite being an experienced bowler with having more than 200 Test wickets. “You need flight while bowling in Australia, It gives you more strength rather than pitching the ball hard. He needs to understand that this is not UAE,” he maintained.
It must be noted here that Australia made the most of their home conditions and posted a mammoth 589 runs total in the first inning of the second and last Day/Night Test. The Aussies later rattled the visitors’ batting line by sending their six batsmen back to the pavilion for just 96 runs.