File picture of Babar Azam© AFP
Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt was not impressed with the Babar Azam-led aspect’s batting within the Asia Cup match towards Sri Lanka. After being put into bat, Pakistan have been bundled out for a paltry complete of 121. In reply, Sri Lanka dodged previous preliminary hurdles to win the match by 5 wickets and with three overs to spare. Whereas declaring that a lot of the gamers have performed tape-ball cricket all their lives, Butt stated that the Pakistan batters ought to’ve simply learn the Sri Lankan spinners higher.
“The best way Pakistan’s batters obtained out was fairly disappointing. They’ve performed tape ball cricket all their lives. How can they not learn Hasaranga’s variations from the finger? Straight finger means the ball will spin away and behind the hand means the supply will are available. Iftikhar Ahmed couldn’t learn a googly in an earlier match. On this recreation as properly, he could not decide the variation,” Butt stated throughout a dialogue on his YouTube channel.
Butt additionally got here down laborious on the gamers for his or her shot choice.
“The type of photographs Pakistan batters performed, I will not name it a foul day for them. I’d describe it as very poor shot choice. We might have stated it was a foul day for them if they’d some poor luck. Nonetheless, batters have been getting dismissed attributable to their incapacity to learn the bowlers,” he stated.
Each Pakistan and Sri Lanka will face off as soon as once more within the Asia Cup remaining on Sunday.
Sri Lanka have gained the Asia Cup 5 occasions, whereas Pakistan have solely lifted the title twice.
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