Shahid Afridi, a former all-rounder for Pakistan, criticized Babar Azam for being a bad leader during their World Cup loss to Afghanistan at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
World Cup 2023: ‘Not a bed of roses’, Shahid Afridi laments Babar Azam’s captaincy
Pakistan lost the game even though they set a tough goal of 283 runs and Babar scored 74 runs to help them reach it. During the defense, Babar didn’t seem to have any ideas because the way the fields were set up let the Afghan hitters get into form and then coast to a historic win.
“It’s the captain’s job to put pressure on, a fast bowler is going at it, and there’s no slip.” You’ve taken backward point when you need four on 12 balls. Put pressure on it. What do the Aussies do? Like they did against Pakistan, they take one or two wickets and then put all of their players in the circle to put pressure on. That’s what Shahid Afridi was quoted as saying.The person who used to lead Pakistan said that if someone was captain of the national team, they should be able to handle both praise and criticism.
“Being captain of your country’s team is an honor, but it’s not always easy.” Someone said, “When you do well, everyone praises you; when you don’t, everyone blames you and the head coach.”
He said that the men in green were “waiting for miracles in the field” because they weren’t having a good attitude.
When the game was over, Babar said that Pakistan was once again not up to par because their defense let them down.
“This makes us feel bad. The sum was good. We didn’t bowl well enough because we aren’t getting scores in the middle overs. “You’ll lose the game if you’re not good at even one thing,” Babar said.
“It cost us because we didn’t stop boundaries and gave away runs.” “Bowling-wise, we got off to a good start, but we needed wickets in the middle overs and couldn’t get any,” he said.
With the loss to Afghanistan, Pakistan suffered their third straight loss in the event. They had started the game well and were hoping to keep it up. There are a lot of tough games coming up, so Pakistan can’t afford to lose. Even one loss would end their World Cup hopes.