Former Pakistan cricketer and Cricket commentator, Ramiz Raja, is disappointed with national team’s poor display in the Headingley Test match, saying they lost a tremendous opportunity to win the Test series in England after their massive defeat on Monday (4 June).
Sarfraz Ahmed-led Pakistan team made a superb comeback into the Test arena by winning the first Test by 9 wickets at Lord’s and they had a great chance to win the historic Test series in England.
However, they drastically failed to replicate their Lord’s show at Headingley and eventually suffered a massive defeat of an innings and 55 runs at the hands of England in the second Test and tied the two-match Test series on Monday (4 June).
Sarfraz and his brigade was totally below par the line in the second Test, being dismissed for just 174 and 134 in the two innings respectively and also failed to take English wickets that made things even worse for the touring side in Headingley.
As per reports in Business Recorder, “If Pakistan have got a draw, it would have been a big achievement as they lost a tremendous opportunity to win the Test series in England.”
The 55-year-old also urged the youngsters to understand the importance of playing traditional format of the game. He further explained, “It is a young team and a work in progress, it should understand that if they give up easily without putting up a fight, it will become a habit… The youngsters should understand that this is Test cricket, where you have to win sessions and needs to do stuff that is not into your system, for the pride of your country and yourselves.”
He signed off by saying, “The team should understand that the Pakistani nation loves this game and make a commitment that they would not repeat the performance in the future.”