Shoaib Akhtar resigns as adviser to PCB Chief

Shoaib says Pakistan will make a strong comeback

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar said that the Pakistani team will make a strong comeback in the remaining matches of the Asia Cup tournament following a dismal performance against India on Wednesday.

In a one-sided contest, Rohit Sharma-led India outclassed Pakistan by eight wickets in their paltry chase of 162 runs.

“It appeared that Pakistan was in a hurry. I don’t think that there was a rush required in the game,” but added, “they don’t need to demoralize. We have to tell our batsmen that they have to stay at the crease and play complete 50 overs,” while speaking to Media.

The speedster said that Pakistan will have to play run-a-ball in the coming matches.

Akhtar added that he finds Pakistan bowling attack quite one-dimensional and smart captaincy is needed from Sarfraz Ahmed to change it.

Both Pakistan and India had already qualified for the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup and will meet again in Dubai on Sunday.

Once Pakistan´s unpredictable batting crumbled, Wednesday´s match turned into a damp squib for a near-capacity crowd comprising of Indian and Pakistani expats living in the United Arab Emirates.

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