Srinagar, April 24: Former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja and senior cricketer Shoaib Malik have lashed out at ordinary Pakistan cricket team that lost to Zimbabwe in second T20 on Friday.
On Friday , hosts Zimbabwe shocked Pakistan by coming from behind to register incredible 19 run win. Pakistan were bowled out for 99 run total in chase of 119. They were at one point crusing with score being 78/3 .After that they lost seven wickets for 21 runs.
Coming out severely against the side , Ramiz Raja termed it dark moment of Pakistan cricket who were outclassed by club side.
“Pakistan players played reckless shots and there was no technique or partnership. [Blessing] Muzarabani was the only quality bowler in their [Zimbabwe] line-up and if you get a chance to watch the replays you will see that our batting seemed so ordinary against him,” said Raja on a video uploaded on his YouTube channel.
“Pakistan team looked like a rabbit in the headlights. They were expecting disasters, did not back themselves and showed an ordinary performance against a club level side. I’m shocked as to whether I should analyse this or express anger over this. This clearly is a very dark moment in our history,” he said.
Shoaib Malik who has been out for favour with selectors didnt hold back either. He took to his official social media handles and lashed out at Pakistan team management.
“Unacquainted decision makers need to take a step back; Babar & chief selector need to call the shots. In my opinion we need an international white ball coach who understands cricket inside out & grooms our captain whilst giving clarity to our players for coming time,” Malik tweeted while hitting indirectly at Misbah ul Haq.
“When your management relies on likes & dislikes especially when your cricket is just in surviving mode, then what else do expect as a nation? On top of that when you don’t let your captain take decisions this is bound to happen,” he added.