Pakistan as a side has gone through a phase of sheer depression since the last few years. The once dominating powerhouse of cricket today stands in a sorry state. The corruption and malpractices by the PCB don’t help the team’s cause either, as inefficient player management has infested Pakistan cricket.

A major reason for the steep decline of Pakistan as a cricket side has been due to the fact that they haven’t played at home since early 2009. With terrorism affecting international cricket in Pakistan, the team has used UAE as its temporary home. The side’s performance in ICC events is nothing worth boasting either. Former Pakistani batting great Zaheer Abbas opened up about the unit’s decline and cited lack of cricket at home as a reason.

“For a country which has a rich cricketing history and legacy, it saddens me to see the state of affairs today,” Abbas said. “It is sad that a country which has produced so many legends now has to even think about playing in qualifying rounds of an ICC event.”

Emphasizing on the fact that a lot of Pakistani players were still raw, Abbas said, “Our players are not getting the right opportunities and exposure. They are also not in the IPL. I feel sorry for the young players who can’t play international cricket or against touring sides at home,” the batting great added.

“It pains me to see that the national team is now not producing the quality performances of the past. Our players are just not producing the sort of performances we expect and saw in the past. In the past, our youngsters had a lot of idols and legends to look up to and emulate and today we look towards the Indian players,” Abbas said.


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