Last Thursday, Pakistan lost the 2022 Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka as the team struggled to match the Sri Lankans’ 171-run total. As Pakistan was bowled out for 147, just three batsmen could reach double digits, raising questions about the team’s waning batting abilities, particularly in the middle order. Pakistan was not helped by captain Babar Azam’s poor performance throughout the continental competition; in the Asia Cup, he only managed to score 68 runs in six innings.

Following the loss, a large number of former Pakistan cricketers commented in-depth about the problems impeding the team’s success in the game’s shortest format. Former captain and legendary batsman for Pakistan, Javed Miandad, blasted the PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) on Wednesday for rejecting his offer to serve as a mentor. He said that the PCB continues to ignore the icons of its nation.

“Personally sitting here are people like myself. Personally, all I want is for you to utilize us! Pakistan has always been the first for me. There are individuals here. Not that we desire money. The players will undoubtedly gain from my presence. I provide a wealth of expertise. As they discussed the most recent Asia Cup performance and the team selection for the forthcoming T20 World Cup in Australia, Miandad said to Cricket Pakistan, “The way they lost, it stings.

It’s very embarrassing. Where is your nationalism when there are so many people here? What Pakistan are you referencing? Miandad continues.