Former Pak cricketers bay for Misbah, Whatmore's blood after 'shock' Test defeat to Zim

Islamabad, Sept 16 (ANI): Former Pakistan cricket greats and fans have called for a new national team captain and coach after the nation suffered an embarrassing defeat against minnows Zimbabwe in the Harare Test.

According to The Daily Times, Zimbabwe, who only started playing Tests in 2011 after a six-year exile due to lack of players and facilities, pulled off an upset 24-run win against number four ranked Pakistan in the second Test on Saturday, squaring the two-match series at 1-1.

Former captain Ramiz Raja said that captain Misbah-ul-Haq had run out of ideas, so someone with fresh ideas was now needed, adding that the captain's shelf-life was now over as the present ideas would stand nowhere in front of South Africa ahead of a series with them.

Former pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar said that Pakistan needs a vibrant coach to replace Dav Whatmore, the former Australian batsman who took over last year.

Aamir Sohail said that the country needed to uplift the quality of its domestic cricket which was not producing top-level players and that is why the team was struggling at the international level.

People on the street showed anger over the team's embarrassing defeat, hoping a local coach could solve the problems, the report said. (ANI)


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