Pak Cricketers Preparing For WWE Wrestling, Mocks Aamir Sohail & His Anger Is Justified
If there was anything the Pakistani cricket team could have taken pride in the past couple of years, it would have been the fact that they were genuinely good when it came to Twenty20 cricket.
Having first taken the number one spot in the ICC Team Rankings in the shortest format of the game in November 2017, thanks to some fierce batsmen like Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq, Sarfaraz Ahmed's men were a force to be reckoned with.
However, when an under talented Sri Lankan team visited the Men in Green for the very first time in 2009, they dominated them in a fashion that they would have never thought of.
Without their star players like Kusal Perera, Angelo Matthews or ODI skipper Dimuth Karunaratne on the roster, the Lions went on to sweep Ahmed and Co. in a three-match T20I series and that too with relative ease.
Disappointed to see their team perform so poorly during their first 20-over international series at home, the Pakistani fans for the game, including the former skipper and commentator, Aamir Sohail had blamed their lack of fitness.
"In Pakistan cricket these days we are concentrating more on fitness and it appears that we are preparing our players less for cricket and more for the Olympics or WWE Wrestling," Pakistani journalist Saj Sadiq shared Sohail's quote on Twitter.
Aamir Sohail "in Pakistan cricket these days we are concentrating more on fitness and it appears that we are preparing our players less for cricket and more for the Olympics or WWE Wrestling" #Cricket— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) October 11, 2019
Ever since Pakistan's loss to India during the ICC World Cup 2019, the players' lethargy on the field and the inability to keep up with their Indian rivals were brought to light. One of the fans of the team even criticised them for not taking their diet seriously and said that they were enjoying “pizza and burger” a night before their match against India.
It has been proved, especially by players like Rohit Sharma, that it isn't important to have a chiseled body with a single-digit body fat percentage to be a successful cricketer. You could have a little bit of meat on your bones and still hit the ball out of the park, just like their very own Inzamam-ul-Haq did back in the day. But if you watch the current Pakistani squad play even a three-hour long game of cricket, you can see some of them running out of breath after chasing the ball to the boundary once.
Watching the next generation of athletes fail so miserably has to be heartbreaking for any sportsperson, let alone the former captain of that very team. Sohail's anger towards the current roster is clearly justified and Pakistani cricketers should only take giant stride towards improvement.