Pakistan substitute captain Shadab Khan said senior players Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan will get additional regard from the nation’s cricket crew following their series misfortune against Afghanistan.
“Ideally, our seniors will get much-merited regard from the nation and the media after this series,” he said.
Afghanistan exhibited one more amazing run-pursue to beat new-look Pakistan by seven wickets in the second T20I with one ball remaining and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series on Sunday.
It is whenever that Afghanistan first has won a series against a best six-positioned ICC group.
Pakistan decided to bat first yet its unpracticed top-request again disheartened before reviewed Imad Wasim crushed 64 not out off 57 balls and skipper Shadab Khan made 32 to build the last absolute to 130 for 6.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (44) and Ibrahim Zadran (38) drove Afghanistan’s pursuit before Najibullah Zadran scored a fast unbeaten 23 and Mohammad Nabi was 14 not out to direct their group to 133 for 3 with a ball in excess.
With five central participants — captain Babar, Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf rested for the series — Pakistan gave T20I introductions to small bunch of adolescents like Saim Ayub, Tayyab Tahir and quick bowlers Ihsanullah and Zaman Khan.
“We need to back them. In some cases you don’t perform however demeanor matters.
“That is more significant for me. They have ability. They will be incredible cricketers. We’ll play for pride tomorrow.”