"If I was in the team management I would have not spared any of the players. It is difficult to comprehend how they could lose to a team which is struggling and placed at the bottom of the rankings," former Test leg-spinner, Abdul Qadir said.
Pakistan were beaten by seven wickets in the first ODI after having won the Twenty20 series comfortably 2-0.
Despite captain Misbah-ul-Haq scoring 83 and Muhammad Hafeez 70, Pakistan could post a modest 244 for seven, and Zimbabwe comfortably reached the target in 48.2 overs to win their first ODI against Pakistan since 1998.
Clearly the defeat hurt more since India had rested five of their key players including captain MS Dhoni for their recent tour to Zimbabwe and still ended up winning 5-0 with a reserve bowling line up.
"The batting was a big flop as 250 is not good enough against Zimbabwe with our batting line-up and the bowlers failed miserably. They were very, very disappointing," Qadir said.
Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas said no team should be taken lightly.
"I think we underestimated Zimbabwe, specifically their batting. We played just three specialist bowlers and even they didn't impress at all. Batting and bowling are both areas of concern," he said.
"I just hope this defeat is a wakeup call to our boys and they come back strongly in the remaining games. But definitely the batsmen need to play more aggressively and create momentum," Zaheer added.


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