Be it familiar or unfamiliar conditions or change of venue, Pakistan getting battered at the hands of Australia is not a new story anymore. Even after Misbah-ul-Haq took the onus to be the head coach of the Pakistan cricket team, there was neither power nor might in their approach to the game. In fact, their performance in the truncated version of the game has gone way down below their standards.
Pakistan cricket players are currently facing the wrath of the fans for their terrible performances of late. It all started when the Green Shirts lost a three-match series 0-3 against a second-stringed Sri Lanka team. Then they surrendered to Australia in the three-match series as the hosts inflicted the visitors a 0-2 defeat on the visitors.
Meanwhile, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar was absolutely not so pleased with how Pakistan are playing. Perhaps the rain gods saw this humiliation coming and it had to save Pakistan from a clean sweep and as a result, the first match was washed out without a ball being bowled.
Shoaib Akhtar takes a cheeky dig at Pakistan cricket team:
Shoaib is very much aware of the fact that the No.1 ranked T20I side struggled to get the flow going in the shortest format since the start of this year. He took to his Twitter account to take a cheeky dig at the entire Pakistan cricket team. His caption read, “Down & Under, Down Under. If you know what I mean.”
About the just-concluded T20I match, Aaron Finch’s army beat the visitors in all facets of the game, winning the match by 10 wickets to clinch the series on a positive note. Pakistan now have an unstable line-up and the lack of collective spirit had put them on the backfoot.
Pakistan were bowled for a mere 106 runs, thanks to brilliant bowling efforts from Kane Richardson whose bowling figures were quite impressive with 3/18. Sean Abbott and Mitchell Starc picked two wickets apiece respectively.
Except for Iftikhar Ahmed, none of the Pakistani batsmen turned up the heat in the match. In reply, Australia chased the target without losing a wicket. Aaron Finch’s 36-ball 52* and David Warner’s 35-ball 48* helped the team set-up the run-chase.