Following the ODI series defeat at the hands of a second-string England team, Pakistan has been subjected to a lot of criticism. Former Pakistan cricketers, Akib Javed slammed Pakistan for exhibiting a below-par performance in the series. He went on to question the fitness levels of Pakistani players while claiming that he sees more wrestlers than T20 players in the squad.
“They don’t know what they are doing or what is their direction. I see more wrestlers than players in the T20 team. There are question marks over the fitness of Sharjeel Khan, Azam Khan, Sohaib Maqsood for international level.”
Former Pakistan cricketer, Saeed Ajmal too made awful remarks on the Pakistan cricket team. He slammed Pakistan’s selectors for going back and forth with their selections.
“We have been crying for three years that we need to play youngsters and we need to improve on our fitness levels. What did you achieve? Now we have once again come back to- leave fitness level, we need talent now. Now you have brought in Sharjeel Khan, Azam Khan. Now you have started saying we want to see skills in players’. Fitness is important but doesn’t have such poor policies where players lack fitness and skills.” Ajmal said on his youtube channel.
Following the ODI series, Pakistan will play a three-match T20 series against England, starting today. The second and third T20 internationals will be played on 18th and 20th July 2021.