Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar feels Pakistan skipper Babar Azam should have been more aggressive against India and continue to push for more wickets on September 2 (Saturday) at Kandy.
“If Pakistan continue to be aggressive with the ball, then India would have been bowled out for 170, they would have even reached 200. That would have crushed India’s morale completely. Babar Azam should have been more aggressive with his captaincy,” he said on his YouTube channel.
The celebrated speedster also said that bringing spinners at the time when India was struggling was not a right decision.
“Babar should have been kept going for wickets,” Shoaib added.
After India managed to post 266-runs in the 1st innings on the back of Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya’s brilliant batting, second innings did not witness a single delivery being bowled due to rain, leading to a washout.
The Men in Green have now three points from two matches and have now progressed into the Super Four stages. Meanwhile, India has one point in one game.
India will now play against Nepal on September 4 at Pallekele International Cricket stadium in Sri Lanka.