Pakistan suffered a humiliating 10-wicket defeat at the hands of Australia in the third and final T20I in Perth on Friday (November 8). By virtue of this loss, the No.1 team also conceded the T20I series 2-0.
It was the fifth consecutive defeat for Pakistan in the shortest format after an embarrassing 3-0 whitewash against a second-string Sri Lankan side at home last month.
No wonder, former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar believes this torrid run in T20Is is a worrying sign for the Men in Green ahead of the next year’s World Cup in Australia.
The Rawalpindi Express also questioned the capacity of the current Pakistan team.
"Sad scenario Pakistan lost the game, it's not a very happy sign. You understand the capacity of the team and at the same time you can gauge the level of talent you have. Now you can well understand where you are standing. World Cup is around the corner and before that, you have 8-9 T20I game left, do well I wish them best of luck," Akhtar said in a video shared by him on Twitter.
It is worth mentioning here that Pakistan had sacked Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain after coping the clean sweep against Sri Lanka in Lahore.
Babar Azam was named the leader of the pack for the T20I series down under, but he failed to revive the fortune of the side. While Pakistan escaped a certain loss in the first game at Sydney due to rain, they took a seven-wicket hammering in the second T20I at Canberra.