Pakistan captain Babar Azam has been on the receiving finish of some harsh criticism.© AFP
Following his facet’s disappointing defeat to Afghanistan within the World Cup, Pakistan captain Babar Azam has been on the receiving finish of some harsh criticism from a number of present and former gamers. Afghanistan defeated Pakistan by eight wickets on Monday, their first win over Pakistan in One-Day Internationals. The defeat has been a tough capsule to swallow for present and former Pakistan gamers. While some have steered that Babar is a clueless, others have urged that the star batter ought to give up captaincy.
While evaluating his present scenario with former India skipper Virat Kohli, who has rediscovered his misplaced type since dropping his captaincy, former Pakistan batter Basit Ali has re-iterated that Babar ought to do the identical.
«I told one year ago on my channel that Babar Azam is a very good batter. He should quit captaincy, just like Virat Kohli did. Virat stepped down and looked at his performances. His performance will become better, for sure,» Ali stated on ARY News.
Ali revealed that he was labelled as a traitor for asking Babar to step down from captaincy.
«But, as we all know, certain people on social media twisted my words, saying I don’t like Babar Azam and I am a traitor,» he added.
On Pakistan’s loss to Afghanistan, Babar admitted «we are hurt».
«We are hurt as a team. We must feel the disappointment and my message to my team for the remaining matches will be to learn from this defeat,» Babar had stated.
With three defeats from 5 video games, Pakistan now face a formidable South Africa in Chennai on Friday.
Afghanistan additionally now have two wins in 5 matches.
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