Pakistan’s middle order batter Iftikhar Ahmed was bamboozled by Kuldeep Yadav‘s flighted googly down the leg side.Iftikhar attempted a sweep shot, but the ball brushed his gloves and then deflected onto the stumps.”The way Iftikhar played the googly, it was like he was shutting down the window of the train that shows his inability to read googly and he is one of our important and experienced batters in the middle order. When you bat at No. 5 or 6 in the middle order you get to face spinners. You don’t expect them to give you dolly deliveries so that you smash out of the park,” Akram told A-Sports.
The former captain of Pakistan also revisited his previous comments about the spin maestro, Kuldeep Yadav.
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“Mai tab se keh raha tha yeh Kuldeep tang karega Pakistan ke middle order batters ko, think tank sun lete. (Since the Asia Cup, I said that Kuldeep would trouble Pakistan’s middle order, the think tank should’ve listened to me). At this level, they should pick the spinners (types of deliveries),” he said.
“The batting coach doesn’t have to [give them the plan]. They are playing for the country. This year Kuldeep has taken seven wickets against Pakistan, the average is 8.57, economy rate is 3.33. It’s like he is playing against people who actually can’t see his [bowling]. Read to kya dekh bhi nahi sakte ab (They can’t even see his bowling, forget about reading the delivery),” Akram added.