Lahore, Jan. 8 (ANI): Former Pakistan skipper Imran Khan has lashed out at the national side for missing "a golden opportunity to beat Australia in their own backyard."
"They missed a golden opportunity to beat Australia in their own backyard after so many years. Our team has a lot of talent but they are short on temperament and this was visible in the way we allowed Australia to comeback and win the Test in Sydney," The Nation quoted Khan, as saying.
The fast bowling legend said that until there was a proper domestic system to utilise the talents available in the country, Pakistan would continue to suffer and lose the pressure matches.
"Temperament in a player is only built when a country's domestic structure is strong and produces tough competition. Our domestic system is run by a mafia which refuses to allow positive changes in it," Khan lamented.
He pointed out that nowhere in the world were banks and government institutions allowed to take part in domestic first class cricket except in Pakistan.
"I don't understand what these banks are doing in domestic cricket. They are like a mafia who wouldn't allow any changes to the basic domestic structure and they are ruining Pakistan cricket," he said.
Khan promised that he would revive domestic cricket if people of Pakistan vote his party to power.
"I promise you a lot of improvement in Pakistan cricket, the day our party comes into power and is in the government," he said. (ANI)