Shoaib Akhtar criticized Khan for not using the free time to work on his health and reckoned that he must lose his ‘fat belly’
“Even though Sharjeel scored fifty, but he was also dropped thrice. He has so much talent, but he needs to lose his belly fat and get fit. He had around six months from the time he got selected for PSL [to get fit]. He has so much time which he needs to utilize to get lean and ready for fielding.” Shoaib stated.
The Rawalpindi Specific additionally urged Sharjeel to mark his fielders and implement his pictures in his robust zone. Akhtar believes that if Sharjeel can try this, then they’re no greater batsman than him in Pakistan
“Plus, he needs to mark his fielders while batting and play shots within his strong zone. Once he does that, there is not a bigger batsman than him in Pakistan. It was good to see him among the runs again,” Akhtar added.
Former captain Ramiz Raza additionally echoed Shoaib’s views and reckoned that Sharjeel’s ‘zero’ working between the wickets had left his associate Babar Azam annoyed at numerous instances.
“Sharjeel needs to improve his fitness. He still looks very fat and unfit. His running between the wickets is almost zero. Babar Azam looked frustrated at various times with Sharjeel’s running,” Ramiz stated.
Rameez additionally reckoned that Sharjeel must work laborious on his health as his incapability to take singles won’t assist him develop any form of rhythm to his batting.
“He needs to understand that he can’t rely on just fours and sixes. His batting needs rhythm which will come through taking singles, so he needs to work a lot on his fitness.”