Aakash Chopra questions the credibility of runs scored against Zimbabwe on Twitter
Recently, Fakhar Zaman score a double ton against the Chevrons.
Published - Jul 22, 2018 5:49 pm | Updated - Jul 22, 2018 5:49 pm
The Zimbabwe cricket team is currently playing a five-match ODI series against Pakistan, which the African side is losing 4-0. It has been yet another story of Zimbabwe’s batting collapses and lacklustre bowling as the nation remains marred with the downfall of the sport.
However, for the Pakistan cricketers, it was just another competitive series. And their opening batsman Fakhar Zaman scripted history in the previous encounter becoming the first Pakistani and the sixth cricketer to enter the ODI double ton club.
While it was a monumental achievement, it was quite visible that the batsman barely faced any challenge against the ball. Speaking on the same lines, former Indian cricketer turned pundit took Aakash Chopra to his Twitter handle and inquired the same.
He wrote, “The state of Zimbabwe cricket is, once again, forcing us to ask the question–why and how runs/wickets against seriously weak teams are given equal weightage as International runs/wickets vs must stronger teams?? Shouldn’t there be a system to differentiate both…”
You can see the Tweet below
The state of Zimbabwe cricket is, once again, forcing us to ask the question–why and how runs/wickets against seriously weak teams are given equal weightage as International runs/wickets vs must stronger teams?? Shouldn't there be a system to differentiate both…
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 22, 2018
Zimbabwe- the one-time rising stars of world cricket
Nicknamed the ‘Chevrons’, Zimbabwe has not always been a weak, underperforming and uncompetitive unit as they are at present. The team has witnessed far better days – of occasional glory and individual brilliance. At the dawn of the 21st century, Zimbabwe boasted of the likes of Flower brothers, Heath Streak and Alistair Campbell. It was a fighting unit, capable of defeating worthy opponents on its day.
Zimbabwe was particularly successful in ODIs, where quite often players other than the Flower brothers contributed for the team’s victory. From the mid-90s until the 2003 World Cup which was jointly hosted by South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya, it defeated every Test-playing nation barring Australia. The shock defeat of the Proteas at the 1999 World Cup, courtesy an all-round performance by Neil Johnson, can well be identified to David triumphing over Goliath.