AFGHANISTAN V ZIMBABWE IN UAE, 2021 by Atif Azam • Published on Share Tweet Afghanistan batting coach observed that his charges lacked the required mental toughness to play Test cricket after slipping to a 10-wicket loss against Zimbabwe. © AFP Afghanistan batting coach Hylton Deon Ackerman observed that his charges lacked the required mental toughness to play Test cricket after they slipped to a 10-wicket loss against Zimbabwe in Abu Dhabi. On a track that offered some assistance for both the pacemen and spinners, Afghanistan could muster just 131 and 135 in their two innings. “It is never easy losing a Test match, but I think we need to be mentally prepared. I won’t say that Zimbabwe are better cricketers than us, but they were mentally stronger than us. And their mental power comes from years and years of Test cricket culture as they have been playing Test cricket for over 30 years. And we were busy with our fifth one as a nation,” Ackerman told Cricbuzz. Ackerman was known for notching up big scores in first-class cricket. In particular, during the latter part of his career, he began to get tall scores, which included a triple hundred in the… Read full this story
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