Former Pakistan cricket team captain Shahid Afridi on Wednesday advised the green shirts to use talent and courage to survive in Test cricket.
In a tweet, the all-rounder said that “Really disappointing to see the performance in 2nd Test after a good fight in 1st Test. The players need to apply talent& courage to survive in Test cricket. The results in NZ r very poor.”
Congratulations to NZ for becoming #1 Test team, great performance by @KanyWilliamson & team. Really disappointing to see the performance in 2nd Test after a good fight in 1st Test.The players need to apply talent& courage to survive in Test cricket.The results in NZ r very poor.
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) January 6, 2021
Shahid Afridi also congratulated New Zealand for becoming Number One Test Team.
New Zealand, today defeated Pakistan by an innings and 176 runs in the second Test to sweep the series 2-0 and climb up to top in ICC Test team rankings.
Pakistan, who started the day at 8-1, had moved through to 69-3 at lunch on Wednesday. Pakistan resumed their second innings with a trail of 354 runs on day four with nine wickets in hand.
Top-order batsman Azhar Ali and tailender Zafar Gohar joint top-scored with 37 each of 98 and 64 balls respectively.
The Pakistan team lost both the three-match T20I and two-match Test series after spending a tough quarantine period and losing multiple players to injuries including all-formats captain Babar Azam, who did not participate in a single match on the tour.