At the T20 World Cup on Thursday, Pakistan suffered a shocking loss to Zimbabwe, which diminished their prospects of making the semifinals. The team lost to India in their first Super 12 match, and a loss to Zimbabwe in their second match has understandably irritated the nation’s cricket community. Babar Azam and company have received criticism from current players as well as ex-players in the game, and the team’s top bowler Wahab Riaz is the newest to do so.

The Pakistani fast bowler went to great lengths regarding the lack of squad depth in the nation’s cricket system. Riaz compared Pakistan and India, noting how the latter had developed their cricketing arsenal over time after several veteran cricketers expressed their dissatisfaction at the poor performance of their middle order.

“Ye baatein nahi hogi if apka system strong hoga. How strong are you? Hold me tight, please. Amir, Umar Gul, Shoaib Akhar, and Sohail Tanvir are all included in the selection process, and if all the requirements for domestic cricket are met—that is, if they play well and are physically fit—then the game will be won. (If your method is effective, no one will complain. There should be a selection procedure; for instance, if your criterion is to appraise domestic performances, you must determine whether or not Amir, Umar Gul, Shoaib Akhtar, or Sohail Tanvir have performed there. They should play if they have them and are healthy, according to Wahab on 24 News HD.

The Indian cricket team was used as an example by Wahab to illustrate his idea.

‘Iska misaal hamaare padosi mulk me’ MS Dhoni’s favorite batsman and wicketkeeper, Rishabh Pant, is now playing for England and Australia. If Pakistan isn’t hosting the World Cup, when will that be? Baitha nahi. Dinesh Karthik’s jagah, India ne usko bithaaya. Kyun? Unko finisher chahiye, unko pata hai Pant cricketer achha hai, but at that specific number. 2 chhakke maar lega, and if the game doesn’t end, then the player gets the ball. The best approach is that. (I’ll use an example from India. Since Dhoni, Rishabh Pant has been India’s finest wicketkeeper-batter, scoring hundreds of runs in both England and Australia. Would he watch a World Cup game outdoors if he were in Pakistan? None at all. In favor of Dinesh Karthik, India benched him. They are aware of Pant’s skill as a cricketer, but they also recognize the need for a finisher. That’s the best course of action),” Riaz said.

Karthik has so far participated in India’s first games against Pakistan and the Netherlands. India’s comeback to play is on Sunday against South Africa in a crucial Group 2 match.