Zaheer Abbas, Virat Kohli, Pakistan
Zaheer Abbas. (Credits - Geo Tv)

Former Pakistan cricketing great Zaheer Abbas has lamented on the decline of Pakistan cricket and he wanted them to take a leaf out of India’s book who have created history without their stars. India went on to win their second series consecutively on Australian soil and Pakistan legend Zaheer Abbas had told that India has been reaping rewards for investing in the cricketing structure.

“Look at how the Indian team has come up. Today they are winning series in Australia not once but twice in three years,” Abbas said in a show on GEO Tv. “That has happened because India has invested and planned on their cricket structure a lot in the last decade and today they are reaping the benefits of that hard work,” he added.

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Zaheer Abbas Stresses On Hardwork

Zaheer Abbas has stressed the importance of hard work and time spent in the nets which will eventually help improve the performance of a player and his own game. He also added coaching or advice for a top player, will make no developments until the player spends time training individually and works hard on himself. The whole cricketing world was in awe of the performance put in by the inexperienced Indian team who showed character even after losing senior players.

“In cricket, I have always believed that it is how much hard work and time an individual player is willing to put into his game that matters the most.”No amount of coaching or advice can make you a top player unless you work hard on your game yourself,” said Zaheer Abbas on the Indian cricket team who managed to shatter the Australian fortress of Gabba in the process of winning the series. He also stated that the Pakistan setup looks more unlikely to produce the same kind of performances as of now.

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Pakistan struggles [photo: Twitter]

Zaheer Abbas Recalls His Olden Days

Zaheer Abbas who was one of the greatest batsmen from Pakistan recalled his olden days where there weren’t any specialist coaches and only mentors were available. He further told that hard work and dedicated time to training is the only way to improve the game and become big players.

“In our times we didn’t have specialized coaches, just mentors. We were expected to work hard and devote time to our training and nets if we wanted to become big players,” he said.

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Zaheer Abbas. (Credits: ESPN Cricinfo)

Indian cricket team despite their injury struggles pulled out one of the greatest series wins and Abbas was keen to praise their efforts.