World-class player with many boundary options, Van der Dussen on Pakistan player who puts the bowlers under pressure

Rassie van der Dussen said Babar Azam is a world-class player with many boundary options

Rassie van der Dussen: “Babar is a world-class player. He is a guy who has many boundary options”

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South Africa batsman Rassie van der Dussen said Pakistan captain Babar Azam is a “world-class player” with “many boundary options”.

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Be a man and show some guts because it’s time for payback, Akhtar on Pakistan batsman with all the shots

Shoaib Akhtar told Sharjeel Khan to be a man and show some guts because it's time for payback

Shoaib Akhtar: “Show your guts. Be a man and go on the field, it is time for payback. Sharjeel has all the shots in the book. All he needs is confidence”

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Legendary Pakistan pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar has told opening batsman Sharjeel Khan to “be a man” and show some guts because it’s time for payback.

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All three doing well, Shadab says whichever Pakistan player keeps performing will stay in the team

Shadab Khan said Usman Qadir, Zahid Mahmood and Mohammad Nawaz are doing well

Shadab Khan: “There is always pressure on you in cricket and it’s healthy competition, and it’s good for the side. Usman, Zahid and Nawaz are all doing well and to be honest, whoever performs well will stay in the side”

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Pakistan spin-bowling all-rounder and limited overs vice-captain Shadab Khan said the spin trio of Usman Qadir, Zahid Mahmood and Mohammad Nawaz are all doing well.

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He needs to stop panicking, Babar Azam on 21-year-old Pakistan player who is a sound batsman

Babar Azam said Abdullah Shafique needs to stop panicking

Babar Azam on Abdullah Shafique: “we are trying to explain to him that he should not panic as there is a lot of pressure in international cricket”

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Pakistan captain Babar Azam said batsman Abdullah Shafique needs to stop panicking when at the crease.

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Not many players can play like that under pressure, Mushtaq praises gutsy Pakistan batsman for his hard-fought innings

Mushtaq Ahmed said not many players can play like Fawad Alam did under pressure

Mushtaq Ahmed: “Fawad Alam played a gutsy knock and I can’t recall many players playing such an innings under pressure”

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Iconic Pakistan spinner Mushtaq Ahmed has heaped praise on batsman Fawad Alam, saying not many players can play like how he did in the first Test against South Africa.

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He has taken the pressure off Yasir Shah, Mushtaq Ahmed on Pakistan bowler whose stock is continuously rising

Mushtaq Ahmed said Nauman Ali has taken the pressure off Yasir Shah

Mushtaq Ahmed: “Mohammad Wasim deserves credit for selecting Nauman Ali, who performed really well and took the pressure off Yasir”

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Legendary Pakistan spinner Mushtaq Ahmed believes that Nauman Ali has helped take the pressure off Yasir Shah.

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Insecurity has become a part of our culture, Pakistan batsman admits ahead of South Africa series

Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali admitted insecurity has become a part of our culture

Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali: “Insecurity has become a part of our culture, and players do feel insecure that they’ll be dropped after one bad performance but I tell them to have confidence [in] their own skills”

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Veteran Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali admitted that “insecurity has become a part of our culture”.

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Stop playing like chickens, Afridi wants Pakistan players to toughen up

Shahid Afridi said the Pakistan team need to stop playing like chickens

Shahid Afridi: “The current team should play with some bravery. You cannot play international cricket with the heart of a chicken. Only those that can handle pressure can bring success to the side”

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Iconic Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi said the players in the national team are playing “with the heart of a chicken”.

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A massive mistake, Najam Sethi feels Pakistan should have retained key member of the national team

Najam Sethi said it was a massive mistake for Pakistan to let Mickey Arthur go as head coach

Najam Sethi: “If I had been there (in the PCB), I would have extended Mickey Arthur’s contract. Mickey and his coaching team gave good results and they were able to prepare the players”

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Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi believes it was a massive mistake for the board to let Mickey Arthur go as head coach after the 2019 World Cup.

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