Veteran all-rounder stated that the current team management relies on likes and dislikes
Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik believes that “unacquainted decision makers” are not beneficial for the country’s cricket.
The veteran all-rounder’s remarks came after Pakistan suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of Zimbabwe during the second T20I in Harare on Friday.
The 39-year-old believes that Chief Selector Mohammad Wasim and skipper Babar Azam should be taking all the decisions.
“Unacquainted decision makers need to take a step back; Babar and chief selector need to call the shots,” Malik tweeted.
Malik also said that Pakistan team needs an international white-ball coach, while stating that the current team management relies on likes and dislikes.
“In my opinion, we need an international white ball coach who understands cricket inside out and grooms our captain whilst giving clarity to our players for coming time. When your management relies on likes and dislikes especially when your cricket is just in surviving mode, then what else do expect as a nation? On top of that, when you don’t let your captain take decisions this is bound to happen,” he added.
...when your management relies on likes & dislikes especially when your cricket is just in surviving mode, then what else do expect as a nation?— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) April 23, 2021
On top of that when you don't let your captain take decisions this is bound to happen... #Cricket #Pakistan
It must be noted that Malik, who has not played for Pakistan since the England tour last year, might make another comeback in the national side especially considering the team’s middle-order woes.
The Sialkot-born, recently, also received backing from former captain Shahid Afridi over inclusion in the side ahead of T20 World Cup.
Congratulations Pakistan on the series win! Despite the victory we need to review the middle-order performances where we seem to be struggling for a long time. I think Shoaib Malik must be considered again, especially since it's a T20 World Cup year— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) April 16, 2021