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 taking part in XI within the ICC World Cup 2023.
Fakhar Zaman was going by means of a tough patch for an extended interval and he was disregarded of the taking part in XI after Pakistan’s first match within the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 towards the Netherlands. He additionally confronted a setback as he suffered a knee damage in the midst of the competitors and was not thought of for choice.
In the meantime, 33-year-old Fakhar Zaman was included within the taking part in XI for Imam-ul-Haq towards Bangladesh and he was one of many three adjustments made by the Males In Inexperienced as Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz had been additionally disregarded and Agha Salman and Usama Mir got here as replacements.
Fakhar made a roaring comeback to current a batting masterclass within the thirty first match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 towards the Shakib Al Hasan-led Bangladesh Nationwide Cricket Workforce on the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Tuesday, October 31.
MS Dhoni at all times performed Fakhar Zaman – Ravi Shastri
Fakhar Zaman smashed 81 runs off 74 balls, with 3 fours and seven sixes towards Bangla Tigers in a successful affair and gained the Participant of the Match award. He turned solely the second Pakistani batsman to hit 5 or extra sixes in a males’s ODI World Cup innings after Imran Nazir, who hit eight sixes towards Zimbabwe in 2007.
Cricketer turned commentators Shane Watson and Ravi Shastri had been very impressed with Fakhar’s spectacular efficiency they usually condemned the Pakistan workforce administration for not exhibiting confidence within the veteran batsman.
Watson mentioned Fakhar is a match winner and a captain like legendary India captain MS Dhoni would by no means have dropped him from the XI. Shastri additionally echoed Watson’s views.
“There’s one captain I do know who would have full confidence in a match winner. He would stick with them, figuring out that they might be okay. That is MS Dhoni,” mentioned Shane Watson throughout an broadcast on Star Sports activities.
“Sure! He (MS Dhoni) at all times performed Fakhar (Zaman). That is for certain,” Ravi Shastri.
Pakistan confirmed all-round brilliance towards the Bangla Tigers and gained the match comfortably by 7 wickets with 105 balls to spare.