Playing Australia down under has been one of the toughest tasks in cricket. As if their quality isn’t enough, Kangaroos always use their sledging skills to make their opposition players nervous, thus inducing them to produce silly moves. It is also an expected event of the forthcoming two-game Test series between Australia and Pakistan.
Recently, Pakistan’s senior pacer Umar Gul reflected on this aspect of the game and admitted that the boys in green lack the sledging skills. The veteran of 47 Tests, 130 ODIs and 60 T20Is said that the touring players are naturally calm and this makes them unable to use aggressive words against the opposition. Moreover, the Peshawar born went on to highlight the language barrier in this regard.
“There’s no secret that we lack sledging skills. When you play in Australia, you always face a lot of sledging as their players engage in many verbal exchanges. However, our players are different. Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq are the two senior members, but none of them have this kind of nature as they keep calm during the game,” said by Umar Gul while discussing Pakistan’s upcoming Test series against the yellow team.