Shadab should play similarly like Hardik Pandya of India who has been India's top performer in crucial matches.

Pakistan were easily defeated by England in the series opener. Many cricketers lambasted the Men in Green for failing against the second-string English side. Former cricketer Ramiz Raja has opened up on the role of Shadab Khan.

He doesn’t understand the role of Pakistan’s all-rounder in the current side. Raja feels Shadab should play similarly to Hardik Pandya of India who has been India’s top performer in crucial matches.

Ramiz said that Khan’s hitting ability is missing and he needs to work on his shortcomings.

“I don’t understand Shadab’s batting. What is his role when he comes out to bat? Is he a saviour or a power hitter? Today he could have played easily because they had a lot of overs in the bank. But generally, his batting is going through a rusty period. He should have a profile like Hardik Pandya. He is a power hitter who scores quick fifties. Shadab’s power-hitting has completely gone missing which is saddening because he is so young. This should be his peak time. But we don’t see that kind of batting from him and he needs a lot of work. In this batting line-up Shadab has more value as a power hitter,” said Raja on his YouTube channel.

He was also critical of Pakistan’s performance and further stated that the Babar Azam-led team will have to make a quick turnaround in the series.

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