Insecure and lost cow: Shoaib Akhtar on Babar Azam after England T20I loss

Former speedster was frustrated with Pakistan’s tactics on the field

Insecure and lost cow: Shoaib Akhtar on Babar Azam after England T20I loss PHOTO: AFP

Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has questioned the decision-making skills of the Men in Green skipper Babar Azam, after losing to England in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) of the three-match series on Sunday.

Captain Eoin Morgan smacked an explosive half-century as England chased down a record target at Old Trafford to beat Pakistan by five wickets.

Pakistan posted 195 for four in their allotted 20 overs on a flat wicket, but the home side completed their victory with five balls to spare and took a 1-0 lead in the series.

Speaking on his official YouTube channel, Akhtar questioned the tactics of Azam on the field.

"Babar Azam looks like a lost cow to me. He is out there, not knowing what to do. It is important for him to take decisions on his own so that it could help him become a better captain in the coming times,” said Akhtar.

“Babar will need to understand that the chances coming his way are not going to happen for the rest of his life so he needs to make the most out of it,” he added.

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Akhtar also slammed the insecure and confused nature of Pakistan team and its players.

"Pakistan team are playing in a bio 'insecure' bubble, where each player is insecure. No one has an idea about whether they want to become a good captain or a good brand. Confused selection, confused management, confused captain, confused team and confusion of everything. Teams are not made like this,” he said.

The third and final match in the series will be at the same venue on Tuesday. The first match was abandoned due to rain.