Lahore: Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal has lashed out at these criticising Babar Azam, saying it is an excellent tragedy that as a substitute of motivating the premier batsman, folks had been discovering faults within the efficiency of nation’s primary batsman. On the latest tour of England, Azam was not at his regular finest as he may handle 69 runs in three rain-marred Tests and 56 runs within the two accomplished T20I matches. While Pakistan misplaced the three-match sequence 0-1, they had been ready to attract the three-match T20I sequence.
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“An even greater tragedy is that people have started to criticise our number one batsman, Babar Azam, saying that he isn’t scoring runs at a fast-enough rate or isn’t winning enough games,” Akmal stated in an interview to Pakpassion.web.
“What is turning into of us? If we want to enhance issues then as a substitute of trying down on a participant like Babar, we should always spend our vitality motivating him.
“But as soon as once more, I really feel that the crew administration must ensure that all gamers within the squad are sorted and given confidence as a substitute of preferring to pay attention and spend energies on a choose few who’re their favourites,” he added.
Azam, who leads Pakistan within the limited-overs cricket, is at the moment ranked fifth in Tests, third in ODIs and second in T20Is. Earlier, Shoaib Akhtar had lashed out on the batsman and stated, “Babar Azam appears like a misplaced cow to me. He is on the market, not realizing what to do. It is essential for him to take selections on his personal in order that it may assist him develop into a greater captain within the coming occasions,” Akhtar stated on his YouTube channel.
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“Babar might want to perceive that the probabilities coming his method are usually not going to occur for the remainder of his life, so he must take advantage of out of it,” he added.