Pakistan’s former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has advised Pakistan Cricket team to work on a roadmap that will make their side better than India. In his YouTube video, Akhtar asked Azhar Ali, Pakistan’s Test captain, to follow the style of Virat’s leadership.
"I have seen India's team evolve. Pakistan had a forte of playing aggressive cricket, we did not use to be timid. We used to be aggressive and be up for the fight. Let's compare our skipper to India's skipper," the ex-pacer said. Both Misbah and Azhar should come up with ways to make Pakistan's team better. The roadmap should be to get better than Virat Kohli's side," he added.
"Virat Kohli is a fitness freak and his team completely looks up to him. If the captain is agile and sets such standards, the side will obviously follow. I believe this thing used to be there in our side when Imran Khan was the captain. He used to run ten laps around, and the team followed him," Akhtar remarked.
"Imran Khan was not a tactical captain, but he knew how to gather match-winners. Now India is doing the same, see Kohli's attitude. India has strict rules to ensure players' conduct both on and off the field," he continued.
Pakistan clinched a 263 runs victory over Sri Lanka in the 2nd Test match at Karachi. There were a lot of positives to take from the match including Pakistan’s top-order performances and some belligerent bowling from Naseem Shah and Shaheen Shah Afridi.