Pakistan slipped to number six in the ICC test rankings after managing a drawn Test series against Zimbabwe and the 24-run the defeat has led to a lot of backlash in the cricket community. (Agencies)
"Pakistan cricket has hit rock bottom and we need to rethink our strategies and cricket priorities," former pacer Shoaib Akhtar said.
Former captain Rameez Raja was more forthcoming and called for Misbah to be changed as captain.
"I think Misbah has given all he could to Pakistan cricket as captain. There is now a predictability and staleness in the cricket we are playing. This is the right time now to have a new captain and introduce some new players because we can't do worse than this," he said.
"This defeat is very disappointing and it is very frustrating to see our team losing to a side whose bowling, honestly speaking, is not more than club-level stuff. It is a shameful happening for Pakistan cricket," Rameez said.
Pakistan also lost a match in the three match One-day International series on the tour.
Misbah also rubbed former players the wrong way when he lashed out at them after the first Test, questioning their wisdom in calling for new players to be included in the side.
Rameez said Zimbabwe deserved credit for the win, adding Pakistan were very poor.
"Our batting is just going down day by day and there is no quality or resilience in it. If our batsmen can't score in helpful conditions against such a bowling attack what can we expect when we play South Africa next month," he said.
Pakistan slipped to number six in the ICC test rankings after managing a drawn Test series against Zimbabwe and the 24-run the defeat has led to a lot of backlash in the cricket community.