Former Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar has regretted the state of Pakistan cricket at the present time in regards of India’s dominance in world cricket. Pakistan recently got the thrashing to the hands of a low lying Sri Lanka in the three match t20 series where the hosts failed to win a single match. Pakistan stands at the top position in T20 rankings and this uninspiring performance is becoming a reason for their insult.
Prior to this, Pakistan bowed out of the world cup from group stage which proved to be shocking as they were one of the favourites to win the gold after clinching the Champions trophy in 2017. An inconsistent Pakistani team and its captain Sarfaraz Ahmed have not gone too well with the Pakistani fans.
Meanwhile, India is hammering South Africa in the three match test series after they won the first two tests to consolidate their numero uno positions in ICC World Test championships. Before this, Virat Kohli and his men defeated West Indies on their own backyard to overcome the horror of World Cup semi-final debacle.
As India goes from strength to strength, Shoiab Akhtar has congratulated the Indian team and wants Pakistan to play like them.
“Congratulations to India. They become the number one team. As a Pakistani, I want my country to do as good as India is doing. Until and unless we have brave people who also know about the modern-day game, we cannot do well. I am not talking about myself. There are a lot of people like Younis Khan, Rashid Latif, Moin Khan, Mohammad Wasim who can take Pakistan cricket ahead,” Shoaib Akhtar said on his official YouTube channel.
Akhtar further said that the current Pakistani team is like the struggling Indian team of the 90’s and the current Indian team is as strong as the Pakistani team of 90’s.
“Virat Kohli has stolen over Pakistan’s attitude. Like we used to have fun in the team and like we won in India in the 90s, Kohli is now doing the same. Today, India has transformed into Pakistan and Pakistan has turned into India. It is really disheartening. We don’t want to see any cowards, we want brave cricketers,” added Akhtar.