Pakistani fans are disappointed after the Pakistan cricket team lost to England by 74 runs in the first Test match played in Rawalpindi.
Fans believe Pakistan Cricket Team lacked the intent to win the match. Meanwhile, the skipper of the English team Ben Stokes said that the team wants to win only; they don’t think of a draw of losing the match. Pakistan cricket fans called out the cricket team for lack of showing intent and skills to defeat the English team.
England played brave cricket in the first innings and score nearly 600 runs. Pakistan was all out on 579 in response to chasing 657 runs in the first innings. England declared the innings on 264 runs. Pakistan needed 324 runs to win the match. The team lost the match by 74 runs. Fans believe it was an easy win for Pakistan that they lost due to their incompetence.
Earlier, the track of the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium came under intense criticism when Pakistan failed to stop England batters on a decent target in the first innings. The English batter mounted heaps of runs while Pakistani bowlers remained clueless on how to stop the runs flowing in.
Chairman PCB Ramiz Raja and skipper Babar Azam are being chastised on social media. Netizens demand a change of coaching staff as well. They believe Saqlain Mushtaq and Muhammad Yousuf are incapable of preparing the team for modern cricket.
Raja had expressed disappointment with the kind of pitch prepared for the match. He, however, assures Pakistan Cricket Team will play a different game in the second test match scheduled in Multan. Addressing a ceremony in PM House in Islamabad yesterday he said: “Pakistan team will compete against England in Multan. A new cricket will be seen in Multan.” He is hopeful Pakistan will the test series. “The approach of the England team changed with the arrival of Brendon McCullum. The credit for the English team’s win goes to the coach,” he added.