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Former cricketers lash out at Pakistan for poor display in Sri Lanka

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Zaheer Abbas expected the Pakistan players to deliver the way they were training prior to the tour © Getty Images

Aug 19, 2014

Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas and former coach Mohsin Khan on Monday expressed their utter disappointment on Pakistani cricket team’s poor show in the two Test series against Sri Lanka which they lost 0-2.

Abbas said that he wasn’t expecting such a bad performance from the Pakistan side. He added that the manner in which the Pakistan team prepared in the training camps prior to the tour to Sri Lanka seemed like they would go there and whitewash the hosts, but the players have let them down.

Abbas praised  Sri Lanka’s ace spinner Rangana Herath , saying that he proved to be an excellent bowler in the Test series with over 20 wickets. However, he added that he was really shocked that Pakistan’s batsmen could not handle Herath’s bowling and fell like ninepins, The Dawn reported.

Mohsin, on the other hand, blamed lack of game plan, tactics and strategy as the major causes of Pakistan’s humiliating defeats in the Test series. He said that there seemed to be no game plan and strategy during the series and the results clearly reflected that.

Mohsin added that it was really disappointing to see Pakistan team going down so meekly in both the Test matches. He added that the tourists made Herath look as an unplayable bowler and he bagged as many as 23 wickets in the series including a rich haul of 14 wickets in the Colombo Test.

Moshin added that Herath is a good bowler but not as great to scoop up 14 wickets in a match, adding that the Pakistani batsmen played badly against him and paid the price. He said that he hands it to good tactical planning by the Sri Lankan coaching staff who worked hard to neutralise Pakistan batting while the tourists failed to plan anything against Herath.

Former Test leg-spinner Abdul Qadir also lashed out at the team management and demanded their sacking after the whitewash.

Qadir said that it was highly disappointing to see Pakistan suffering huge losses in presence of manager Moin Khan, chief coach Waqar Younis, batting coach Grant Flower and spin bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed. He added that it was a pathetic display and the team management and players are equally responsible for the debacle.

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