Shoaib Akhtar (L), Sarfaraz Ahmed (R). Photograph:( AFP )
Shoaib Akhtar said, 'He is the first captain who is unfit'
Former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar shared his opinion after West Indies defeated Pakistan by seven wickets in their campaign opener of Cricket World Cup 2019.
After hostile fast bowling by the West Indies, Pakistan slump to just 105 in a mere 21.4 overs at Trent Bridge on Friday.
It was their second-lowest World Cup total since a paltry 74 against England at Adelaide in 1992, the year Imran Khan's team went on to lift their only 50-overs crown.
West Indies achieved the target in 13.4 overs with the help of Chris Gayle's 34-ball 50 which included six fours and three sixes.
Now, the former pacer Shoaib Akhtar shared a video criticising the performance of Pakistani players.
He said that the players played "cowardly" against West Indies and they looked uninterested and divided.
He further added that the performance was disappointing.
The Rawalpindi Express gave a special mention to the skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed's fitness and especially pointed out his belly fat.
Shoaib said, "When Sarfaraz Ahmed came for the toss, his stomach was sticking out and his face was so fat. He's the first captain I've seen who is so unfit. He's not able to move across and he's struggling with wicket-keeping."
He requested the team to be more focused and wished them good luck for the upcoming matches.
Watch his reaction:
It's a disappointing performance of Team Pakistan, let's not— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) May 31, 2019
disheart them more and back them uphttps://t.co/8cFvg7YqwK
Although, Shoaib Akhtar was impressed by Mohammad Amir, who took three wickets for just 26 runs.
Pakistan next play England at Trent Bridge on Monday.