"The boys won CT for you" - Najam Sethi on Pak v SL Test series result

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  1. chandtara

    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011
    Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi has asked fans to be patient and “have faith” in the young Test side, which played and lost its first series after the retirement of the legendary duo of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan.

    In the absence of Misbah and Younis, Pakistan team – comprised of mostly young players led by Sarfraz Ahmed in his first Test series as captain, lost both the matches against Sri Lanka, ending its unbeaten streak in the UAE since 2009.

    As heartbroken fans reacted to the whitewash, Sethi took to Twitter to urge the cricket-mad nation to give the team some time to stand on its feet.

    “The boys won CT [Champions Trophy] for you,” he gave a very timely reminder. “Hard to fill the vacuum of Afridi, Misbah & Younas overnight. Give them time to gel into Test form. Have Faith!”

    Pakistan were in with a chance of an upset victory when they resumed at 198-5 on Tuesday, with Asad Shafiq and Sarfraz Ahmed knitting a fighting sixth wicket stand, needing a further 119 runs.

    But Sri Lankan off-spinner Dilruwan Perera broke the 173-run stand by dismissing Sarfraz for 68 while Shafiq fell for 112, ending Pakistan´s innings at 248 for a 68-run victory.

    Batting disappointed us, we were prepared: Sarfraz

    The defeat is Pakistan's first in ten series in the UAE, their adopted home since 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan team, which suspended international cricket back home.

    The defeat allowed Sri Lanka to replace Pakistan at number six in Test rankings, pushing their opponents to seventh.

    Pakistan and Sri Lanka now play a five-match one-day series, the first in Dubai on Friday. They also play three T20 internationals, two in Abu Dhabi and the last in Lahore.

  2. chandtara

    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011
    The fans however, were not satisfied as they were quick to criticize the poor selection, while others pointed that Afridi retired from Test cricket in 2010.

    Chairman PCB says that these boys won the CT for us but out of 11 six players Shan,Sami,Asad,Haris,Yasir n Abbas didn’t play CT while Afridi retired from Test cricket in 2010. https://t.co/hhJPDKJROq

    — Mirza Iqbal Baig (@mirzaiqbal80) October 11, 2017

    Sethi sab realized the vacuum of afridi after 7 years of his retirement from test cricket

    — Qasim Aslam (@qasim_aslam1) October 11, 2017

    Jonsa & company kick out from selection panel ASAP. Favouritism is killing talent in Pakistan cricket. Y Imam ul haq is selected ?

    — Shupak (@shuja_siddiqui) October 11, 2017

    The only change required is Babar Azam out, Fawad Alam in to make it a good batting lineup

    — Clerk (@RajaArsalanKhan) October 11, 2017

    True bt Misbah’s success n UAE ws partly & largely owed to 2 specialist spinners. Capt & coach royally screwed up there. Never mind. #misyou

    — Omar Ahmad (@OmarHolte) October 11, 2017

    Team selection was poor. How do you justify not selecting Fawad Alam, the top domestic performer?

    — Saud (@SaudSami) October 11, 2017
  3. Del

    Del Tracer Bullet

    Dec 21, 2016
  4. Del

    Del Tracer Bullet

    Dec 21, 2016
    Nice justification sir, and you're right - we, fans forgot that CT was in a Test match format.

    And FYI, Afridi ran away from Test long, long time ago.
  5. Mohammed Bilal

    Mohammed Bilal Talented

    Jul 17, 2017
    Yeh,Was Shan Masood there,
  6. iZeeshan

    iZeeshan Tracer Bullet

    May 22, 2012
    Had this XI had Fawad Alam, I don't think the awaam would have anything to complain about regarding the selection. I mean who should've been there that wasn't?

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