The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is under fire for creating a non-responsive surface on the Rawalpindi pitch, where England set a record total of 506 on the first day of the Test series against Pakistan on Thursday. As many as four hitters reached their respective tonnage totals, and England concluded the first inning with a record-breaking 675 runs. Ramiz Raja, the head of the PCB, ultimately spoke out about the issue and called it an “embarrassment,” but former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi made fun of him for seeming confused about the issue of how Test match pitches are prepared.

Speaking on Friday to BBC Test Match Special, Ramiz acknowledged adding, “Sadly, I still haven’t figured out how a Test match pitch works. Absolutely (disappointed with this pitch) (disappointed with this pitch). The emphasis I’m placing on drop-in pitches in Pakistan is due to the comparable flavors you’ll find in Multan and Karachi. I have no idea why we don’t get bounced; it has to do with clay and how we prepare a pitch.”

Afridi departed “The chairman was criticized for seeking to change the standard Rawalpindi track, which has been a favorite location for fast bowlers over the years. “The way Ramiz was speaking…I mean I was startled to listen to his state that we cannot construct courses like this. Pakistan has hosted international games for a very long period, but we still utter things like these. Ramiz claimed to desire a turning track, which in these conditions would have been a significant undertaking. The quick bowlers with seam and bounce have traditionally preferred the Rawalpindi track. Why did they even make the change? We now dread failing this test and want to succeed but lack the skills to do so “He spoke to Samaa TV.

When South Africa and Pakistan played a Test match at the same location a year ago, it was a thrilling five-day match with scores in each inning ranging from 200 to 300. In reality, Pakistan’s pacers took 18 of the team’s 20 wickets en route to a seven-wicket triumph.

“I have never seen a track like this if this is the Rawalpindi pitch. I play a lot of domestic matches there as well, but I have never seen a pitch this flat before. It made me think of the Sialkot or Faisalabad track. I’ve observed fast bowlers enjoying those tracks at the four major stadiums in Multan, Karachi, Lahore, and Rawalpindi due to the bounce. There was a time when Rawalpindi produced a large number of fast bowlers, “Added Afridi.