‘Take a look at collection loss in Australia has damage delight of Pakistan cricket’: Azhar Ali

'Test series loss in Australia has hurt pride of Pakistan cricket': Azhar Ali

Azhar insisted his crew had ready effectively for the collection however it did not correctly execute the plans.
Karachi: Skipper Azhar Ali on Friday mentioned the Take a look at collection loss in Australia is unacceptable and it has damage the delight of Pakistan cricket.

Pakistan had a forgettable tour of Australia as they misplaced the T20 collection 0-2 earlier than struggling embarrassing innings defeats within the two Exams, which have been a part of World Take a look at Championship.

“It is rather disappointing how we misplaced the 2 Exams. The defeats in Australia have damage our cricket delight and it’s arduous to just accept,” Azhar advised reporters in Lahore after getting back from Australia.

“We had gone there with all the appropriate preparations and with a optimistic mindset. So the 2 innings defeat shouldn’t be acceptable and I’ll supply no excuses for this.”

Azhar insisted his crew had ready effectively for the collection however it did not correctly execute the plans.

“We did not get wickets with the brand new ball, we did not forge massive partnerships, we did not construct on good begins and our plans in opposition to David Warner additionally did not work as he countered them effectively,” he mentioned.

“We had picked a younger tempo assault for the Exams and we batted first within the first Take a look at and I feel that confirmed our intent that we needed to play optimistic cricket.

“The reality is we have been doing catch up sport in each Exams and when you get behind in Australia it is extremely tough to catch up in Exams,” Azhar added.

Australia opener David Warner made an enormous distinction as he scored 154 within the first Take a look at earlier than producing a record-breaking triple hundred on the Adelaide Oval.

“He (Warner) had a really unhealthy Ashes collection and our bowlers wanted to capitalize on that and so they did not,” Azhar mentioned.

Nevertheless, Azhar defended the choice of the younger tempo assault, who did not ship Down Underneath.

“They did not take wickets however the world is speaking about them and so they have an incredible future forward of them,” he mentioned.

Azhar additionally made it clear that he was beneath no stress due to his run of poor kind.

“I accepted the captaincy after a lot thought and I do know what I would like. I’m beneath no stress proper now neither I’m fascinated about what’s going to occur or about dropping the captaincy. However it’s a undeniable fact that whether or not you’re captain or participant if you happen to do not carry out you may’t count on to be within the crew,” he mentioned.

He additionally rejected ideas that his final yr’s knee surgical procedure was hampering his batting kind.

“If I used to be not match I do not assume the PCB medical employees would have cleared me to play for Pakistan,” Azar mentioned.

“I’m over the harm now and though I have never bought many runs or massive innings after getting back from the surgical procedure I do not assume it’s affecting my batting.

“Generally additionally it is about luck. I’m middling the ball and I’m feeling comfy on the crease, my footwork is nice however luck simply has not been with me.”

The Pakistan skipper mentioned he had confidence that the crew will go ahead positively.

“We have to belief one another. I’m not scared about being sacked as captain. I can not management that I can solely management our performances. We have to finish the concern consider our crew. That’s the key,” he mentioned.

Concerning the upcoming Take a look at collection in opposition to Sri Lanka at dwelling, Azhar mentioned it will not be straightforward as many of the gamers, together with himself, can be taking part in a Take a look at in Pakistan for the primary time.

“Once we performed in UAE we had a plan as to tips on how to get outcomes there however right here we should first have a look at the pitches after which see what plans to make to get leads to Pakistan.

“We now have to give you a brand new sport plan. We would like a observe that fits us. We have to begin afresh on tips on how to win checks in Pakistan.”

Requested about studies that he was solely taking part in Take a look at cricket to tour England subsequent yr after which cool down within the UK and play long run for Somerset, Azhar did not mince phrases in outrightly rejecting the studies.

“… they need to verify any such information first particularly when it considerations our private life. My son was within the UK however I’ve additionally known as him again to Pakistan, I’ve no enterprise within the UK and no contract with Somerset. I had a one-year contract with Somerset final yr and that’s that,” he mentioned. end-of

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