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Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt was not impressed with the Babar Azam-led aspect’s batting within the Asia Cup match towards Sri Lanka. After being put into bat, Pakistan had been bundled out for a paltry whole of 121. In reply, Sri Lanka dodged previous preliminary hurdles to win the match by 5 wickets and with three overs to spare. While mentioning that a lot of the gamers have performed tape-ball cricket all their lives, Butt mentioned that the Pakistan batters ought to’ve simply learn the Sri Lankan spinners higher.
“The way Pakistan’s batters got out was quite disappointing. They’ve played tape ball cricket all their lives. How can they not read Hasaranga’s variations from the finger? Straight finger means the ball will spin away and behind the hand means the delivery will come in. Iftikhar Ahmed could not read a googly in an earlier match. In this game as well, he couldn’t pick the variation,” Butt said during a discussion on his YouTube channel.
Butt additionally got here down laborious on the gamers for his or her shot choice.
“The kind of shots Pakistan batters played, I won’t call it a bad day for them. I would describe it as very poor shot selection. We could have said it was a bad day for them if they had some poor luck. However, batters were getting dismissed due to their inability to read the bowlers,” he mentioned.
Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka will face off as soon as once more within the Asia Cup closing on Sunday.
Sri Lanka have received the Asia Cup 5 instances, whereas Pakistan have solely lifted the title twice.
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