KARACHI: Former Pakistan Test pacer Sarfraz Nawaz says pacer Shoaib Akhtar needs to get fit if he wants to make it to the Pakistan squad in future.
Talking to PPI, Sarfraz said that the problem with Shoaib was his fitness and if he gets in good shape he would make it to the Pakistan squad again.
Shoaib was overlooked for the World T20 Championship because of skin problem and now he has been ignored for the Sri Lankan series because of his fitness.
Critics see Shoaib's future as bleak since other pacers - Umar Gul and Mohammad Aamer - managed to deliver during Pakistan's campaign in the recently-concluded World T20 championship and there is hardly any place for Shoaib in the team now.
However, Sarfraz said that more bowlers should be made available for the team in order to create competition among them.
Sarfraz criticised Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for not deciding the future of pacer Mohammad Asif. "They should take the decision about Mohammad Asif. He has been stranded," concluded Sarfraz.