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The Pakistan Cricket has hit the rock bottom after the World Cup. Who would have imagined them going to play a One Day International series in Bangladesh and getting whitewashed there?
Three games and three defeat for Pakistan against Bangladesh, it just sounds so weird.
Yes, Pakistan has had a lot of issues in the recent past and by no means, they have been one of the top teams in World Cricket, but, still, they have been good enough to topple the minnows.
Well, you can’t really call Bangladesh the minnows now, but, they are a weak side to be honest and in spite of the retirement of some of the senior players, Pakistan was supposed to have enough in the tank for them.
The Bangladeshis themselves would not have anticipated such an outcome. 3-0 in favour of the Tigers was just an impossible proposition.
Maybe an upset in one of the games was what Bangladesh would have been hoping for.
Actually, it’s not all about the failure of Pakistan. Of course, they could have been much better than they actually were, but, they were also up against probably the strongest Bangladesh side ever.
Shoaib Akhtar did not like the decision of the Pakistani selection committee to name Nasir Jamshed as the replacement for the injured Mohammad Hafeez in the World Cup squad.
According to Akhtar, Shoaib Malik should have got the nod ahead of Jamshed because of his experience of playing on bouncy pitches in the past.
Jamshed is a lot younger as compared to Malik and he has played most of his cricket in subcontinent only.
But, because of the fact that he would form a left-right pair with Ahmed Shehzad at the top of the order, the selectors got him in.