Mohsin blames absence of 'determination, killer instinct' for Test rout against Proteas
Karachi, Feb. 6 : Former Pakistan coach Mohsin Khan has said that the team's 211-run drubbing in the first Test in Johannesburg at the hands of the Proteas was a result of the team's lack of determination, fighting spirit and killer instinct.
Pakistan were bowled out for 49 in the first-innings, their lowest total in the format, before being dismissed for 268 in the second innings to hand a 1-0 lead to South Africa in the three-match series, reports The Express Tribune.
The former Test opener who was known for his defiance on difficult conditions said the team looked under-prepared for the difficult South Africa tour during the opening Test.
Mohsin said the team management had claimed that the team was ready and highly motivated, adding that unfortunately, that was not the case. He further said that the team should have gone well prepared since they knew that conditions in South Africa are difficult.
Mohsin, who is a former chief selector as well, also criticised the team selection. He expressed disappointment at the inclusion of Rahat Ali, as he feels that the fast bowler isn't ready for international cricket. He said that the selectors and team management should have selected experienced bowlers like Tanvir Ahmed, Wahab Riaz and Aizaz Cheema.
However, Mohsin said he believes that the team has the ability to bounce back provided it plays with determination.