Another exasperating episode of Pakistan Cricket comes to an end in Australia. The green shirts are heading back home without tasting a winner after a highly predictable series.
Australia Clean Sweep Pakistan
Earlier Sarfaraz was ousted controversially from captaincy and Misbah was given a dual charge to rectify causes that led to home series defeat against Sri Lanka but unfortunately it didn’t work at all. David Warner and the new talented batsman Marnus Labuschagne were all set to take care of Pakistan’s bowling and they were in no mood to offer any respite. Both these batsmen brought up some 836 runs together hitting centuries every time they batted including Warner’s 335 not out. They batted once in both test matches and showed no mercy to the bowlers.
This disappointing series in Australia added to the awkward trail of defeats. Pakistan has now lost all 14 test matches since 1999 in Australia. In retrospect, once there was a clear chance for Pakistan to beat Australia. Pakistan were too close to victory in the second test at Hobart some twenty years ago when umpire turned down Wasim Akram’s appeal against Justin Langer’s clear nick that landed safely in Moin Khan’s hands. At that time Australia were really struggling on 5 for 126, chasing a target of 369 and Pakistani bowlers were in full control.
Well returning to the present times, Pakistan is in quagmire. Pakistan’s current side lacks experience and exposure which are instrumental to win matches. They’ll be facing Sri Lanka again at home this month and would find themselves with little morale. According to some reports Prime Minister Imran Khan might be focusing on Cricket affairs after team’s total failure. Pakistan’s drubbing in Australia has aggravated the level of fatigue which Cricket fans have been experiencing these days. Prime Minister’s special interest to rejuvenate the dwindling Cricket spirit can be a welcoming change that hopefully will bring back the fans to cheering stands.