Shahid Afridi Criticizes Rawalpindi Pitch Conditions

PAK vs AUS 1st Test 2022: Shahid Afridi Criticizes Rawalpindi Pitch Conditions

Criticism is rife over the Rawalpindi Test pitch between Pakistan and Australia. This time, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi added himself to that criticism. Cricket experts have called the drawn Test a “bad advertisement” for Test cricket. Afridi also made harsh comments about the pitch.

The batsmen dominated the 5 days of the Test. The two teams together have scored more than 1100 runs, taking only 14 wickets. The players were not satisfied with the condition.

‘They weren’t thinking about Australia. Their last word was that we should not lose. They have to make a good pitch in the next two Tests in Lahore and Karachi, ”Afridi told Sama TV.

‘We have to realize our advantage on the soil of the house. Otherwise, when you go to Australia, you will be in trouble. ‘ Afridi sees keeping only four bowlers in the XI as harmful. Excessive bowling by a bowler can also lead to injury.

‘Our bowling attack is strong. Our bowlers can finish this Aussie team. Not that our batsmen can’t play Aussie bowlers. Cricket has improved a lot in a few years. Someone from South Africa, England, Australia, New Zealand, you have to be positive. ‘

“I have been playing for a long time and I have seen the beginning of the formation of XI with 6 batsmen and 4 bowlers. It is enough to have 6 genuine batsmen in the team. Then there should be an all-rounder and bowlers. But we are always playing 6-4. It’s not working now. Our batsmen are at the peak of their form now. If you build such a pitch, you have to play bowlers and pacers and there is a good chance of injury, “said Afridi.