Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has lambasted the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for its policies following yet another day of appalling performances by the national team in the ongoing Test series against New Zealand.
Having already lost the first Test at the Bay Oval, the Mohammad Rizwan-led Pakistan are facing the prospect of an innings defeat and a 0-2 whitewash in Christchurch after Kane Williamson (239) and Henry Nicholls (157) accumulated the third-highest stand for New Zealand in Test cricket.
The duo forged a record 369-run-stand for the 4th wicket and as if that wasn’t enough, all-rounder Daryll Mitchell stroked his maiden Test ton as New Zealand eventually declared at 6/659.
In reply, Pakistan has already lost one of their openers in Shan Masood and they are still 354 runs in arrears.
Reacting to what was a dismal day for Pakistan, Shoaib Akhtar said that the Men in Green are currently playing ‘school level cricket’ and they will continue to so unless PCB stops promoting mediocre cricketers in the national set-up.
“The policies of the Pakistan Cricket Board is seeing them get what they had sowed. They keep bringing and playing average players, and they keep making an average team and will continue to do average work and because of this, average results will keep coming,” Shoaib Akhtar said in a video he shared on Twitter.
“Whenever Pakistan will play Test cricket, they will be exposed. They are playing school-level cricket and the management has made them school-level cricketers. And now they are again thinking to change the management but when will you change?” he added.