Akhtar: Pakistan’s bowlers should hit the Australian batsmen on the head and neck

Shoaib Akhtar wants Pakistan bowlers to be aggressive and hit the Australian batsmen on the head and neck cricket

Shoaib Akhtar: “This ‘announcement’ [of intent] is very important – they should hit two balls on the side of the batsman’s head or neck”

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Legendary fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has called on Pakistan’s pace attack to make their intent clear during the upcoming tour of Australia by hitting the opposition batsmen on the head and neck.

Pakistan will be touring Australia for three Twenty20 Internationals from November 3 to 8, and two Tests from November 21 to December 3.

With Australia being a formidable opponent and full of confidence after retaining the Ashes, Akhtar feels that Pakistan can potentially soften them up if their bowlers make a clear statement right from the get-go.

“This ‘announcement’ [of intent] is very important – they should hit two balls on the side of the batsman’s head or neck,” Akhtar was quoted as saying by PakPassion. “[The] captain should make sure that there is no defensive captaincy for these bowlers.

“This means to ask them to bowl on one side of the wicket only; I don’t want to see defensive captaincy but I want to see leadership with authority. When it comes to bowling, the captain must attack.”

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5 thoughts on “Akhtar: Pakistan’s bowlers should hit the Australian batsmen on the head and neck

  1. This is in fact what the Australian would expect… short deliveries…. and would be ready to deal with. It would be wiser to bowl length, and let the ball and the pitch do the rest.

  2. This is in fact what the Australian would expect… short deliveries…. and would be ready to deal with. It would be wiser to bowl length, and let the ball and the pitch do the rest.

  3. So Australian Bowlers are wearing bangles, Shoaib your street Cricket batsmen will die on the Pitch if they follow your Advice..

  4. This idiot was trying to do the same to Sachin in the world cup. Everyone remembers the square cut sixes the “little” master class managed off him. What should we expect with the much “bigger” auzie talent??

  5. He is stupid, doesn’t he know Aussies will return same and Pakistani batsmen are very vulnerable how they going to face same treatment.

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