It is an embarrassing defeat for England, says Shoaib Akhtar

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Shoaib Akhtar

Hyderabad: England began the four-Test match series on the right note winning the first Test in Chennai. However, they lost the steam later and lost the series 1-3 and were out of the World Test Championship final, which will now be played between India and New Zealand.

However, it was the manner in which the visitors lost the series that raised questions about their quality. Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar termed the loss as an embarrassing one for the Joe Root-led side.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, the Rawalpindi Express said, “All in all, it was an embarrassing defeat for the England team, and they have got a reality check in India. But they need to now learn the art of playing spin in the sub-continent well. Not sure, how they are going to lift themselves up from this humiliating defeat and motivate themselves to play better.”

“While many might talk about the wickets in the series, but look how India scored 365. They also played on the same wickets, where the England batsmen struggled. If Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar can score runs, why can’t the English? With utmost ease, India has beaten England in the series, and sealed a spot in the final of the World Test Championship final,” Akhtar added.