Shoaib Akhtar
Former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar is backing India to reach the semi-finals after the Men in Blue defeated Scotland by 8 wickets in the ICC T20 World Cup.

Legendary pacer Shoaib Akhtar feels that Pakistan cricket is currently in a grim and ‘hopeless’ situation. He wants the national board to remove the average players to improve Pakistan’s current situation.

Akhtar’s comments came after the Babar Azam-led side lost the third and final ODI to England at Edgbaston in Birmingham.   

After being asked to bat first, the visitors posted a mammoth total of 331 runs on board with the help of Babar’s record-breaking innings of 158 runs.

However, his efforts went in vain as Ben Stokes & Co. successfully chased down the target and won the match by three wickets. All thanks to James Vince’s 95-ball 102 and a fluent fifty from Lewis Gregory.

With this triumph, England also whitewashed the Men in Green by 3-0 in the ODI series.

Following their humiliating defeat, the ‘Rawalpindi Express’ minced no words in criticizing Pakistan.

“It’s a shameful performance. Our board is average. It brings average people, the management is average so obviously, they are going to build an average team. You can’t expect extraordinary things from average people,” Shoaib Akhtar said on his official YouTube channel.

“Pakistan cricket is in a serious situation. They are in treacherous waters. It’s a very hopeless situation for PCB and Pakistan. I’m not saying because I need a job but I’m saying this because I’m hurt.”

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