Javed Miandad urges Pakistan batsmen to look up to Virat Kohli, Williamson and Root
A furious Miandad also hammered the current crop of Pakistani cricketers for their abysmal batting technique.
Updated - Dec 18, 2018 2:15 pm
Former Pakistani captain Javed Miandad expressed his frustration on the current setup of his national side, who are failing to reach the standard their fans expect. After losing a home series to New Zealand, Pakistan now travel to South Africa for a 3-match Test series which is going to be a serious test of character for them.
The 61-year-old legend was reckons his side’s inability to adjust to different conditions is costing them big time and he also suggested his players to look up to the likes of Indian captain Virat Kohli, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and English Test captain Joe Root. He also admired these three players’ willingness to register big scores away from home.
“The reason for our problems in batting is that our players cannot adjust to foreign conditions in the same way the likes of some of the top-quality batsmen can do.
“The manner in which Kane Williamson, Joe Root and Virat Kohli can adjust to different wickets around the world is simply amazing and the secret of their success is due to the fact that these players are technically strong. When such players travel away from home, they are able to judge the conditions and hit 50s, 100 or even double-hundreds when conditions allow them,” Miandad said as quoted by Pak Passion.
Our batsmen’s technique is abysmal
A furious Javed Miandad hammered the current crop of Pakistani cricketers for their abysmal batting technique. With a huge Test series coming up and the ICC World Cup to follow, the management will be wary of the challenges that lie ahead and the former Pakistan coach expects his players to learn something from the Fab-4 cricketers.
“Their attitude and adaptability is what makes them world-beaters and that is something our batsmen should learn from as batting techniques of our batsmen are abysmal and they can only perform in conditions which they are used to but fail miserably where there is any slight difference,” he further added.