Throughout the most of the second innings of the thrilling 2022 T20 World Cup encounter between Pakistan and India last Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Babar Azam‘s men had the contest in their control. Both Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya have had early setbacks at the hands of the quick bowlers.
It was important to put strategies in place, utilise Pakistan’s additional spinner, and prevent India from mounting a comeback in the game. But India turned things around with just two deliveries in a dramatic last over, winning by four wickets.
Salim Malik Criticize Babar Azam’s Captaincy Skills
After the defeat, Pakistan captain Babar Azam received criticism from former captain Salim Malik, who believes the 28-year-old should step down from the position if he frequently makes the same error.
“Yeh pressure wala situation and aise time main senior player ka bohot bara role hota hai. Agar captain to nehi samjh aa raha uss waqt ya lag raha he ki galat decision le raha hain then aap jaake bata sakte hain ki woh galat jaa rahein hai.
Iisiliye main humesha kehta hu ki fast bowler ke sath ke senior banda khara hona chaiye jo usko bataye. Itne saalo ke baad bhi agar aapko captaincy nehi aati then aapko chor dena chaiye.
Agar same mistakes baar baar kar rahein hai toh best hai ki captaincy nehi karni chaiye. Bohot saare logon ne captaincy chori hai,” he said on 24 News HD.
Mohammed Hafeez Thinks Not Completing Spin Quota In The Middle Overs Was A Huge Mistake
Salim wasn’t the only seasoned cricketer to criticise Babar for his captaincy decisions throughout the game. Mohammed Hafeez criticised Babar earlier on Monday.
“Babar Azam’s captaincy is like a sacred cow that cannot be criticized. It’s the third consecutive big game that we are seeing flaws in Babar captaincy, but we keep hearing that by the time he gets to the age of 32 he will learn.
In today’s match, from the 7th over till the 11th over, when India were struggling for even 4 runs an over, why did Babar not fulfil the spin quota overs in that time frame,” Hafeez told Rahi Cricket.
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