‘Brainless captaincy against India’ Akhtar lashes out at Sarfraz

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Pakistan’s former speedster Shoaib Akhtar highly criticized Sarfraz Ahmed for his poor captaincy against India which Pakistan lost by 89 runs.

“Totaly brainless captaincy, Sarfraz should have taken some bold decisions during the match instead of playing on the back foot,” he said

Akhtar said that Pakistan repeated the same mistake which Virat Kohli did in Champions Trophy final which they lost by a huge margin of 180 runs.

“They must have batted first after winning the toss. The pitch was good to bat on and had they put 300 on the scoreboard it would have been tough for India to chase in overcast conditions,” he said.

The former test cricketer said that the team management was clueless for the all-important world cup match. “They went with two spinners despite knowing the fact that India is so good at playing spinners,” he said.

Akhtar also criticized Hasan Ali for bowling short continuously in English conditions. “Hasan should focus on his games and try to learn how to bowl in such conditions,” he said.

Talking about Imam-ul-Haq, Akhtar said that the left-handed opening batsman doesn’t know how to tackle pressure situations. “His techniques are weak and especially he is poor at playing cover drive as an opener. Glance is not enough, you need to learn many more things,” Akhtar said.