Twitter Reactions: Angry fans vent frustration on coaches Misbah-ul-Haq, Waqar Younis after Pakistan’s 0-3 loss against England
Pakistan lost the third and final ODI, despite Babar Azam scoring 158, and suffered a series whitewash against England.
Updated - Jul 14, 2021 6:26 pm
If Pakistan thought only the experts and critics would bombard them after their shambolic display in the three-match ODI series against England, then the players were in for a rude shock. The last defeat in the final ODI against a second-string England side was the final nail in the coffin for fans, who have expressed their displeasure on social media.
It all went horribly wrong for the visitors from the first game itself, as they were shot out for just 141. Things got a bit better in terms of bowling in the second ODI when Pakistan reduced England to 247, but still failed to win the game. If the batters stepped up in the third game led by skipper Babar Azam, then the bowlers failed to defend 331.
With the England Cricket Board (ECB) allowing 80% of the capacity crowds in, the Pakistani spectators who came out in large numbers to support their team too felt extremely disappointed.
Now the angry fans have vented their frustration towards head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis for not able to win even a single ODI against a weakened England side. Some fans even went as far as in saying that the team is missing playing against Zimbabwe.
Ramiz Raja and Shoaib Akhtar express their disappointment over Pakistan’s performance
Former Pakistan batter Ramiz Raja felt it all started with the team getting bowled out cheaply in the first ODI. He felt the team could not recover from that abject failure, and kept on repeating the same mistakes again and again.
Raja also felt the team collectively failed to put up a good performance against England which hampered the team in the long run. Meanwhile, Shoaib Akhtar, felt Pakistan lacked star players in the team, which in turn affected the team from winning games even against a second-string England team.
This comment from Ahktar didn’t go well with skipper Babar Azam, who felt all the players are giving their 100% and each player is ready to step up for the team whenever required. With the ODI series done and dusted, Pakistan can now start from afresh in the three-match T20I series which is set to begin on Friday, July 16.
Here’s how the fans reacted:
2021: Slightly bemused Misbah and Waqar looking at the whitewash of Pakistan team in England. pic.twitter.com/iBLOEzLdQ2
— Svengali (@Ronin212) July 13, 2021
The only solution; change coaching staff; no Misbah..no Waqar and bring in a feilding coach..#ENGvPAK
— Zulfiqar Tanoli (@Zulfiqarkts) July 13, 2021
— The king 👑 (@the_fighterking) July 13, 2021
— Ihtisham Ul Haq (@iihtishamm) July 13, 2021
— Maaz Ahmed (@maaz_ad) July 13, 2021
Our LEGENDS 🙌
Misbah & Waqar glorious coaching career..👍👍
Whitewash vs SL C
Winless tour of AUS
Finishing last in PSL with ISLU
Test defeats in Eng & NZ
T20 series defeat in NZ
ODI & t20 defeats V ZIM
Losing t20 against SA C
Whitewash vs Eng C #ENGvsPAK #BabarAzam #Cricket pic.twitter.com/zlae7YqWgn
— Mohsin Amjad (@MRMalik86) July 13, 2021
— Waqasshabbir (@Waqassh57183283) July 13, 2021