Danish Kaneria, a former Pakistani spinner, criticised Babar Azam and company harshly, saying that they were playing “cricket from the 1970s and 1980s.” In a recent interview, Kaneria noted that the national team’s recent performance had been anything but outstanding and asserted that for them to succeed once more, the emphasis must shift back to Test cricket. There has been much discussion about Pakistan hosting international cricket again, but the spinner thinks it alone won’t be enough for them to be successful.
“Huge issue. First, choose. The second issue is that we only discuss teams playing international cricket in Pakistan and losing there, according to Kaneria in an interview with Cricket Nation.
“Where is the focus on cricket? They talked about Australia visiting Pakistan for the first time in 17 years, among other things. Zero. You can’t set up a wicket to win the match, he continued.
Pakistan played 10 Test matches last year, only one of which they were victorious. Eight of the 10 games were played at home, although the national team lost four games and drew four others. Pakistan narrowly managed to defeat Sri Lanka at Galle.
In test matches, bowlers always win since they must take 20 wickets. You have no chance if you don’t have a bowler of that calibre who can get you wickets. A young Chinese man named Abrar Ahmed has just entered.
“In four and five Test matches, he has already completed half of his bowling. Take a look at how much bowling he’s done thus far. But, you lack that off-spinner. How is Nauman Ali doing? Do they understand the captaincy system? Do they know how to set up a player and a fielder? Nothing, no struggle,” he declared.