The Rawalpindi Express claimed that average people making average decisions was behind Pakistan cricket’s downfall
Pakistan’s legendary former pacer Shoaib Akhtar, in a Youtube video on Wednesday, revealed that he was hurt by the hopeless performance of the Men in Green against England which resulted in a three-nil One-Day International (ODI) series whitewash.
The Rawalpindi Express claimed that average people making average decisions was behind Pakistan cricket’s downfall.
“Until you keep thinking like average people, you can only take average decisions and give average performances. Pakistan cricket is in a serious situation. I believe it is in treacherous waters. It is in bad condition. This includes the PCB, management and team. It is a very hopeless situation,” Akhtar said.
“I don’t know what the authorities are thinking. I am not saying that because I need a job. I am saying it because I am hurt. Because I played this game for my country, and I want to make sure that people are getting their value for their money. Unfortunately, no one is getting their value for money out of this team. This is not defendable or acceptable. This needs to be looked into. The people in authority are turning a blind eye because those individuals themselves are average at best,” he added.
The former speedster stated that the fan following in Pakistan for cricket might decrease rapidly.
“If you aren't performing and losing three-zero to England, this might increase your social media viewership but decrease the fan following of the team. Decreasing fan following means nobody is following you. If kids are not following you, that means you are not getting inspiring stars. No one is going to become the next Shoaib Akhtar, Shahid Afridi or Wasim Akram. That is why you must build your brand,” he concluded.