Asia Cup 2022: Salman Butt slams Pakistan's poor display against Sri Lanka
The Sri Lankan spinner were all over Pakistan in the last fixture (PC: Twitter)
Pakistan were subjected to a big defeat in their Super Fours clash against Sri Lanka in what could be metaphorically counted as first part of tomorrow's Asia Cup final between the same teams.
Wanindu Hasaranga led Sri Lanka's charge with the ball, returning with figures of 3-21. Pakistan had a batting collapse- from being 49-1 at the end of the powerplay, they were dismissed for a paltry 121. They lost nine wickets for just 58 runs.
Pak's batting efforts did not impress former skipper Salman Butt, who did not mince his words while criticising the batting debacle.
“The way Pakistan’s batters got out was quite disappointing. All their lives they have played tape ball cricket. How can they not read Hasaranga’s variations from the finger?" said Butt on his YouTube channel.
"Straight finger means the ball will spin away and behind the hand means the delivery will come in. Iftikhar Ahmed could not read a googly in an earlier match. In this game as well, he couldn’t pick the variation," he added.