The horror shows of Pakistan in the ongoing five-game ODI series against Australia continued for another day as the green team was thumped in the third match.
After winning the toss, Australia honored the record of the Abu Dhabi Stadium to bat first which saw them posting 266 on the board. In reply, Pakistan limped their way to 186 runs thereby losing the game by 80 runs.
The shoddy displays against the yellow team have attracted criticism from former cricketers who believe that experimenting this close to the World Cup event was an extremely risky affair.
Former Pakistan pacer and Lahore Qalandars mentor Shoaib Akhtar has also moved forward to share his two cents on the dismal performance of the boys in green.
Taking his frustration out via his social media account, the 43-year old said that he is disheartened to see continuous lackluster displays of Pakistan. The Rawalpindi born cricketer is of the view that resting the senior players right before the all-important mega-event wasn't a wise move as the defeats have dented the confidence of the national team. However, the celebrated cricketer urged the green shirts to pick themselves up and come hard in the remaining games of the series.