There were rumors of a “internal rift” in the Pakistan cricket team, but captain Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, and Shaheen Shah Afridi sent a word of unity to those spreading the rumors.
Babar, Shaheen, Rizwan’s ‘unity’ message quells rumors
It was said that the three stars were in a good mood when they talked to each other before Monday’s match against Afghanistan. One of the reporters for the Daily Jang said that the three players were in the bench when the Afghanistan game on Monday began.
The report said that Shaheen and Rizwan were sitting to Babar’s right and left to show that they were working together even though there were rumors of fights among the team’s top players. Some people on social media said that some players in the team had yelled at each other because the team hadn’t done well in their last couple of games.
Pakistan has lost three straight games, which puts their chances of making it to the 2023 World Cup in danger. So, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) “strongly” rejected recent rumors that there was trouble within the national cricket team that is currently competing in the World Cup 2023.
“Contrary to rumors spread by some parts of the media, the PCB can confirm that the team works well together, and there is no proof to back up these false claims,” the statement said.
The PCB also said it was unhappy that this false information was getting around and emphasized how important it is for journalists to follow their code of ethics before spreading such claims.