Pakistan Test Skipper Azhar Ali breaks silence over disgraceful test series defeat against Australia
LAHORE - Pakistan Test Skipper Azhar Ali breaks silence over disgraceful test series defeat against Australia.
Test captain Azhar Ali, while addressing a press conference at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Friday, said all the focus will now be on the upcoming Test series in Pakistan with Sri Lanka.
Ali made these comments following Pakistan’s crushing defeat by Australia in Adelaide earlier in the week.
On Monday, Australia beat Pakistan by an innings and 48 runs in the second Test at Adelaide Oval to sweep their two-Test series 2-0. Australia won the first Test in Brisbane by an innings and five runs.
The current results mean that Pakistan have been defeated in 13 consecutive Tests on Australian shores.
Ali maintained that the players will take time to recuperate and get back in form, adding that this will be the first Test in Pakistan for many of the players. “It is important for us to play well in this series. We have a fresh batting line up,” he said.
Commenting on criticism regarding his decisions as captain, Ali said that one needs to make changes when the opposing side is continuing to score. “You have to use your backups.
You cannot keep depending on Shaheen Shah and Yasir Shah,” he said. When things start to go awry on the pitch, even an aggressive captain has to take a step back, he said.