Australian legend Ricky Ponting has criticized the new captain of Pakistan Test team Azhar Ali (Azhar Ali) for the strategies adopted on the first day of the Adelaide Test. Ponting said that he has sympathy with Azhar as he is playing with a simple bowling attack but his plans and field placements on the first day of the match were also very poor.
Regarding Azhar, who became the captain of the Pakistan Test team in place of Sarfaraz Ahmed, the former Kangaroo captain said, "Looking at him, it feels like he is far off the mark. He has captained only 16 first-class matches in his career, so he is a young captain who is leading a young bowling attack and it seems that he needs some experience. ”
The former Australian cricketer said, "Obviously this is not the best bowling attack but this is where you need the help of the captain so that he can set the right field for you and tell you what he wants from you as a bowler. It didn't look like he was in that direction on the field. "
He continued, "I feel bad for him. He also had 16-year-old Naseem Shah making his debut in Brisbane and due to some unresolved reason he could not use the same methods properly and he is not playing in this match. ”
Ponting also criticized the Pakistani bowling attack along with Azhar's captaincy. Pak bowlers were completely unsuccessful against David Warner and Marnus Labushane on the first day of the Adelaide Test. And both these batsmen played centuries.
To this Ponting said, "As far as I have seen, his attack is quite ordinary." This is obviously not Pakistan's best bowling attack. After the first day's five overs, I told someone that from here on, he will not be able to take any wicket all day. "