England's Dawid Malan displaced Pakistan's Babar Azam to become the No. 1-ranked T20I batsman on the ICC Rankings.
Shoaib Akhtar praised Haider Ali, who stitched together a 100-run partnership with Mohammad Hafeez for the third wicket as Pakistan defeated England in the 3rd T20I.
Shoaib Akhtar didn't mince words in calling out Pakistan skipper Babar Azam's insecurity as captain.
England had threatened a huge total while the 21-year-old Tom Banton was compiling his maiden T20I fifty but his exit sparked a collapse. Rain fell with England 131-6 off 16.1 overs.
Pakistan's ODI and T20I captain Babar Azam will try to turn things around when his team faces England in the first of three T20Is on August 28.
Pakistan lost the three-match Test series against England under Azhar Ali's captaincy.
Ollie Pope, who scored just three runs in the first innings, left the field in the second over of Pakistan's second innings at Ageas Bowl on Monday.
Two 19-year-olds Naseem Shah and Haider Ali have been called up to the Pakistan squad for England T20Is.
Stuart Broad and James Anderson have been in top form since the return of cricket amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Pakistan's batting star Babar Azam congratulated MS Dhoni on a "remarkable career", and said his leadership, fighting spirit and legacy will never be forgotten.