PAK v NZ: ‘Does he wish to play on roads’: Simon Doull takes a dig at Babar Azam whereas slamming Karachi pitch


Former New Zealand cricketer Simon Doull, who’s at present doing commentary within the ongoing Check collection between New Zealand and Pakistan, has slammed the pitches used at Nationwide Stadium in Karachi.

Notably, Pakistan’s document within the longest format has not too long ago deteriorated as they haven’t gained a single match at residence within the final two Check collection, the place flat tracks had been supplied in most video games. No marvel the followers and specialists have proven their disappointment with the best way pitches have been taking part in, the place bowlers have acquired little to no assist.

It has additionally broken the Pakistan group’s monitor document as they misplaced back-to-back collection within the World Check Championship (WTC) calendar from Australia and England to get out of the race to qualify for the WTC last. Even within the ongoing collection, Pakistan are struggling in opposition to Tim Southee’s New Zealand.

Following the draw within the first Karachi Check, the second sport additionally seems to be going alongside the identical strains, because the pitch appears to be behaving like a highway on Day 4. Expectedly so, Doull referred to as out the Karachi pitch and requested reside on air if such tracks had been demanded by captain Babar Azam himself, who was seeking to enhance his numbers within the Check format.

“The place does that directive come from? Does that come from Babar, who needs to bat on a highway and enhance his personal stats? Does it come from above him?,” Doull stated.

The 53-year-old prompt that the bottom employees must be given the liberty to do their job, and folks within the greater ranks ought to keep away. Doull reckoned that one couldn’t anticipate bowlers to assist their facet on tracks like these which don’t have anything to supply for bowlers.

“Let the bottom employees do their job correctly. The folks above, the hierarchy, have simply bought to depart their noses out of it. It presents nothing. There isn’t any grass on it. There isn’t any seam motion, and there’s no carry. You’re choosing a man like Mir Hamza, who has a terrific first-class document. You decide guys who carry out properly at that stage, however they arrive and bowl on this highway. You’ll be able to’t anticipate them to do the identical job that they’re doing on the first-class stage should you’re going to supply a majority of these surfaces,” stated Doull whereas talking on the Pitch Facet present.



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