Former India Nationwide Cricket Workforce head coach Ravi Shastri and former Australia Nationwide Cricket Workforce all-rounder Shane Watson have lashed out on the Pakistan workforce administration for dropping Fakhar Zaman from the enjoying XI within the ICC World Cup 2023.
Fakhar Zaman was going by means of a tough for a protracted time frame and he was neglected of the enjoying XI after Pakistan’s first match within the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 towards Netherlands. He additionally confronted a setback as he suffered a knee harm in the course of the competitors and wasn’t thought of for choice.
In the meantime, the 33-year-old Fakhar Zaman was included within the enjoying XI for Imam-ul-Haq towards Bangladesh and he was among the many three adjustments made by the Males In Inexperienced as Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz have been additionally neglected and Agha Salman and Usama Mir got here in as replacements.
Fakhar made a roaring comeback and showcased a batting masterclass within the thirty first match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 towards Shakib Al Hasan-led Bangladesh Nationwide Cricket Workforce on the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Tuesday, October 31.
MS Dhoni would at all times play Fakhar Zaman – Ravi Shastri
Fakhar Zaman smashed 81 runs off 74 balls, with 3 fours and seven sixes towards Bangla Tigers in a successful trigger to win the Participant of the Match award. He turned solely the second Pakistan batter to hit 5 or extra sixes in a males’s ODI World Cup innings after Imran Nazir, who hit 8 sixes towards Zimbabwe in 2007.
The cricketer-turned-commentators Shane Watson and Ravi Shastri have been extremely impressed with Fakhar’s impactful efficiency they usually slammed Pakistan workforce administration for not displaying religion within the veteran batter.
Watson mentioned that Fakhar is a match-winner and a skipper like legendary India captain MS Dhoni would have by no means dropped him from enjoying XI. Shastri additionally echoed Watson’s views.
“There’s one captain I do know who would have full religion in a match winner. He would persist with them, understanding that they may come good. That’s MS Dhoni,” Shane Watson mentioned whereas talking on-air on Star Sports activities.
“Yeah! He (MS Dhoni) would at all times play Fakhar (Zaman). That’s for positive,” Ravi Shastri.
Pakistan displayed an all-round brilliance towards the Bangla Tigers and gained the match comfortably by 7 wickets with 105 balls remaining.