Over the course of the past few weeks, Pakistani fast bowlers haven’t played to the level of excellence that their reputations would imply they should.
In spite of the fact that the absence of Shaheen Shah Afridi was a significant contributor to Pakistani below-average performance as a bowling unit, issues have been raised over the effectiveness of Shaun Tait, who serves as the team’s bowling coach.
During his press conference following Day 4 of the second test match against New Zealand in Karachi, Tait got into a heated argument with the journalists who were there to cover the event.
A journalist asked the Australian how they can defend the way the bowling unit has performed in the most recent five tests, and the journalist referred to the performance of the Pakistani pacers as “bad.”
“The Pakistani fast bowlers had a mixed bag of results in all five Test matches, while the spinners’ results were all over the place.
How are you going to explain the total performance throughout this home season? “The journalist had this question. Tait, who was in no mood to respond to such a query, just stated, “That’s your view,” as his response.
After then, one more journalist spoke about the strategy that will be utilised to handle the pacers, particularly considering the absence of someone like Afridi. The reaction from Tait was: “I don’t believe that it is possible to play all three formats on a continuous basis.
That’s an excessive amount of cricket. We are well aware of that fact; hence, this year will be a significant one for Pakistan as we compete in a few significant events before the year’s end. It is going to be extremely important to manage the fast bowlers.”
During the press conference, another journalist asked the following question. They emphasised that “the entire Pakistan” feels the bowling team isn’t delivering, and they asked the question.
“It is the viewpoint held by every single person in the Pakistani country. They are of the opinion that Pakistan’s fast bowlers did not bowl particularly well. But what I want to know is whether or not you are pleased with your work as the bowling coach for Pakistan “the journalist was questioned.
“You are providing the response to the question before it has even been posed. That is your viewpoint, correct? You are claiming that the performances have been really disappointing. Okay, I respect your viewpoint; now tell me, what would you like me to add?” In response, Tait said.