Lahore: Despite dropping the Test collection in England 10 years later, the Pakistani captain refused to give up.
In a video hyperlink on the finish of the Southampton Test and the collection, Test captain Azhar Ali mentioned that the Pakistani crew got here to England to not equalize the collection however to win. We had an opportunity in Manchester however misplaced it More sorry, attempt to study from the errors that have been made.
To a query, he mentioned that every one my consideration was on the collection, when the primary Test was misplaced, every thing fell on the captain, however even then he had in thoughts that his and the crew's efficiency is to alter the result of the collection. I by no means considered leaving the lead, everybody was saddened by the failure, the match was misplaced in only one essential session, skilled crew administration encourages, so all of the gamers' consideration was centered on the second check.
Defending Asad Shafiq, he mentioned that his type was not good however after an innings issues began to look good. Asad Shafiq additionally began nicely however couldn’t rating massive, sadly he was run out at Old Trafford. Yes, Asad is an skilled batsman and he must be supported. The media must also proceed to encourage those that have achieved nicely within the current previous. Asad has scored runs in England, Australia and South Africa. We have full confidence in him. Yes, they solely want one massive innings to get again to type.
Azhar Ali mentioned that Babar Azam batted nicely, more often than not the circumstances weren’t simple but he performed confidently, Babar was a world class batsman and dominated bowling more often than not, he should have realized that too. Why not flip 60, 70 runs right into a century.
The captain mentioned that Naseem Shah confirmed a glimpse of expertise however sadly couldn’t take wickets as anticipated, he has pace however he’s nonetheless inexperienced, he should have realized so much. We are positive to do nicely sooner or later.
The Test captain mentioned that the steadiness of the crew is established by the medium pacer all-rounder, Faheem Ashraf is working arduous, Shadab Khan batted very nicely within the first Test, it was a troublesome resolution to get him out within the subsequent match however given the circumstances. Had to determine, Mohammad Rizwan's efficiency was wonderful, we will see him as a whole batsman. Shaun Masood and Abid Ali additionally carried out nicely.
On the opposite hand, head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq wrote in his column that he was dissatisfied to be so near victory within the first Test and misplaced. Fortunately, the gamers got here out of this troublesome state of affairs. He performed a memorable innings beneath strain and saved the third match.
He mentioned that within the collection, younger pacers Shaheen Shah Afridi and Naseem Shah had the chance to enhance their health and bowling, talked to them in regards to the shortcomings, will work to take away them, written to the gamers. The program can be given.