Cricketers get world class facilities and excellent remuneration
“Tar Nawala also sometimes gets stuck in the throat, on paper the West Indies team looks weak, but Pakistan also has a tradition of losing to easy opponents and making other teams new heroes, so it is not understandable. They should win easily.”
A few days ago when I said this to the host Kamil Ehsan on the show “Cricket Pakistan”, his smile was telling me that he did not agree with me, today I also sent him only a smiley emoji. We Pakistanis are emotional people, we start celebrating when we get sixth position in Olympics and we don’t remember the sorrow of not winning a medal. Let’s say that in other sports, athletes are not given facilities, even if they perform a little better, they should be appreciated.
How Pakistan Lose Agains West Indies
However, this is not the case in cricket, the cricketers get world-class facilities and get the best remuneration, in such a situation there is nothing wrong in expecting positive results from them. They kept trying, but they were defeated by one wicket. Now people are praising the team on social media saying, wow, what a fight, but we have forgotten why this happened. Undoubtedly, the bowlers performed well.
Especially Shaheen Shah Afridi and Hasan Ali once again showed their skills, but the drop catches wasted the hard work, fielding is always a big problem for the Pakistan team, sometimes we take the hardest catches and sometimes easy catches too. The same thing happened in this match too, but the real problem is batting, 217 runs in the first innings and 203 runs in the second innings is absolutely not acceptable. Batting pitches like Karachi and Lahore will be prepared? Should have been prepared for difficult conditions but the batsmen looked very worried.
Pakistani Opening batsman
Faced with problems especially in the opening, Imran Butt seemed completely lacking in confidence, he is a very good fielder and also took great catches in the slips but on this ability alone he cannot get a permanent place in the national team, every match Zimbabwe. You have to score against big teams too.
Abid Ali got off to a good start in the second innings but lost the wicket when set, Azhar Ali has been playing Test cricket for 11 years but still sometimes seems to struggle like a youngster playing his first match, in the first innings. With the help of review many times the kids still failed to play big innings, in the second innings the catch was dropped but still they left early, this performance is definitely not worthy of any senior player, they have to take responsibility.
Babar Azam Batting
Babar Azam made a fifty in the second innings but lost the wicket when he should have stayed on the wicket and increased the team’s score. Took but failed to take advantage of it, Pakistan no longer has all-rounders like in the past, so if the team wants to score big, the top batsmen will have to play long innings. West Indies are ranked seventh, recently. I was defeated by South Africa by an innings and 63 runs and then by a huge margin of 158 runs at this home ground.
Pakistan should also have performed like the Proteas, but unfortunately it didn’t happen, our performance in Tests is declining, none of our players are included in the top 10 batsmen or bowlers in the ranking, they were number one under the leadership of current coach Misbah-ul-Haq, now Roaming at number 5, 6, the team does not have a batting coach but there was no significant difference even when Younis Khan was there, PCB now has to find a good batting coach in the future.
The performance of the bowlers was good in Kingston, but they also need to perform consistently, urgent steps are needed to improve the fielding, catches win matches, this has been proved in the first test, the defensive shell should come out, this is not the cricket of the past. Well, you have to play strokes too.
Overly defending can sometimes cause problems, but what else can you expect under Misbah-ul-Haq’s coaching? Another big problem these days is that the selectors seem to include young players in the squad. The team management doesn’t give them a chance to play, then in the next series other new cricketers come in, how can you test someone’s ability without playing them? He deserved the man of the match award with 5 wickets in the second innings of his 3rd test, may Pata Shahnawaz Dhani do the same for us.
Nouman Ali, who performed all-round against Zimbabwe in the last Test for them, was dropped, but could not live up to expectations, this has put question marks on his future. So out of hand, now we have to avoid defeat in the first series after 16 years, Babar Azam still needs to learn a lot about leadership, hope the team will save the series with a good performance in the second test and we have to ” You won’t have to console yourself by saying, “We lost, but the fight was big.”
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