‘They scored 500 when…’: Shoaib Akhtar reacts to England’s batting onslaught on Day 1 of Rawalpindi Check

England dominated proceedings on Day 1of the to start with Check vs . hosts Pakistan in the Rawalpindi Exam on Thursday (December 01). After there had been reviews suggesting that the series opener will be postponed by a working day or two, with above a dozen English players unwell owing to a tummy bug, the Rawalpindi Examination began as for each agenda.

Opting to bat 1st, Ben Stokes & Co. rode on generations from opener Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope and Harry Brooks to take England to a mammoth 506-4 at stumps on Working day 1 maximum score by a group on the opening working day of a Take a look at. Soon after this, Rawalpindi Express Shoaib Akhtar shared a online video reacting on England’s batting onslaught on a pitch akin for batters.

Shukr hai abhi England workforce ki tabiyat kharab thi, jo kal report aa rhi thi, England ki staff ki tabiyat theek nahi hai. Jab tabiyat theek nahi hai tab 500 maar diye, agar theek hote to bahut bura haal krte (Thank god, England are not nicely, as for each the report that arrived in final night. When they are unwell, they scored 500. They would have thrashed us if they were being suit and fantastic).” This is the video clip:

Further, Akhtar lauded England’s Take a look at mentor and former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum for his tactic of wanting his facet to rating at a operate a ball. “Inke jo coach hai Brendon McCullum, vo ye believe ni krta ki Exam matches aise khele jaye ruk ruk k.Vo consider krta hai run a ball khele jaye. Vo jab se aaya hai Exam cricket mai, England ne maarna shuru kr diya hai. England nahi rukta. Batting line up unke go bahut lambi hai. Vo kehte hai ki run a ball khelo bhyii Test matches bhi (England’s coach Brendon McCullum does not feel in batting slowly and gradually in Tests. He has asked his players to rating at a operate-a-ball. England are enjoying an intense brand name of cricket at any time since he took above. They have batting depth. I feel, Pakistan also requires to modify their frame of mind),” he added.

On Working day 2, England posted a mammoth 657 all-out courtesy of Harry Brooks’ 116-ball 153. In reply, Pakistan openers have started strongly and have crossed the 100-operate mark.

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