Pakistani bowling coach Shaun Tait allegedly expressed displeasure over being sent to face media after England thrashed Pakistan in the sixth T20I.
England won by eight wickets after Pakistani bowlers were left helpless in front of England batters. England won the toss and elected to field first. Pakistan set the target of 170 runs for England to chase. The Pakistani bowling attack was taken aback by the aggressive batting of England batters.
Pakistan lost the game as England equalizes the series by 3-3. Pakistani bowlers failed to defend the target of 170 runs. Meanwhile, a video of bowling coach Shaun Tait reprimanding journalists on the bowling attack has gone viral on social media.
They send me when we get beaten badly: Shaun Tait @TheRealPCB ? pic.twitter.com/ohkYCREs34
— ٰImran Siddique (@imransiddique89) September 30, 2022
At the beginning of the post-match press conference, Shaun Tait seemed to complain that the team management sends him to face the media after the Pakistan team lose badly. A journalist asked him why the bowlers were not bowling Yorkers in the death overs; Shaun Tait gave a savage reply to the journalist that bowlers defended a low-score total in the last match and Aamir Jamal bowled wide Yorkers that helped Pakistan seal the victory.
Bowling coach Shaun Tait seemed unhappy about being sent to answer questions following the defeat. A video of his statement is making rounds on social media.
Pakistani cricket fans are also criticizing the team management and players for being thrashed so badly against England after leading the series.
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Shaun Tait responds to a question about Pakistan's bowlers "struggling in death overs".#PAKvENG pic.twitter.com/HVuIZpiwrG
— Grassroots Cricket (@grassrootscric) September 30, 2022
Meanwhile, Babar Azam, the captain of the Pakistan cricket team, added another accomplishment to his resume by matching former India captain Virat Kohli’s feat on Friday against England in the 6th T20I to become the joint-fastest player in the shortest version of the game to reach 3000 runs.
The 27-year-old became the fifth player in the field for men and the eighth overall to reach the landmark. In addition, after his half-century (87 not out of 59) against England in the sixth T20I at Gaddafi Stadium, he became the first Pakistani batsman to score 3000 T20I runs.