Former Pakistan player Salman Butt slammed the Pakistani players after their poor show against Zimbabwe in their T20 World Cup 2022 match on Thursday, October 22. Speaking on his YouTube channel, Butt added how the Pakistani batters failed to chase down the total. He stated that the lack of game awareness had now cost them two games at the mega event.
Butt explained: “I am utterly disappointed today. It was a poor display of batsmanship. We have highlighted this issue several times that there is a lack of game awareness, lack of sense, and lack of good shot selection. When you are on the field, you have to think about what the situation demands.”
While speaking of openers Babar and Mohammad Rizwan’s failures against Zimbabwe, Salman Butt said that they didn’t take enough risk while chasing.
“The Pakistani batters didn’t take any risks during the powerplay overs. You should never take the match to the last over when you chase a total of 130. I don’t know who is guiding them.”They are the No.1 and No.2 batters in the world. If Babar and Rizwan also need to play according to plans made by the coaches, it means there is no difference between them and a new player,” Salman Butt shared.
Meanwhile, former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has bashed at the team’s batting department after they failed to chase down 131 against Zimbabwe on Thursday, October 27. According to him, Zimbabwe’s bowling had nothing special, yet Pakistan struggled to chase it.
Inzamam-ul-Haq said on his YouTube channel: “The same problem existed during the Asia Cup as well. As soon as the top two got out, others couldn’t do anything. Babar and (Mohammad) Rizwan got out early and we couldn’t chase 130 against Zimbabwe. There was no reason for them not to chase it down. There was no extreme pace on offer from Zimbabwe bowlers. (Sikandar) Raza is a part-time spinner and Pakistan struggled against him as well. Their bowlers were bowling at speeds of 130-135 and yet our batters were beaten at least 40 times. This is not a one-off batting display. This has been happening for a while now.”