“He Was Adamant to Open”, Danish Kaneria Slams Babar Azam

Babar Azam
Babar Azam

Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria slams Babar Azam for being adamant to only open the innings and not coming down the order.

Danish Kaneria Slams Babar Azam

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam faces lots of criticism after Pakistan’s defeat in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 final against England. Babar Azam only managed to score 124 runs from playing 7 matches including the final with a best of 53.

Babar’s best came out against New Zealand in the semi-final match of the tournament. In the first four matches of the T20 World Cup, he was out for single-digit scores. In the final, he scored 32.

Danish Kaneria
Danish Kaneria

“Babar Azam is stubborn. The same happened when he was with Karachi Kings too. Their management did not want him to play as opener. But he was adamant to open because he cannot bat in the middle order.

Don’t know why Babar doesn’t want to play in the middle-order. Babar’s stubbornness is only doing harm to Pakistani cricket. If Rizwan performs, then Babar also bats well. Babar starts his innings on a very slow note,” Kaneria said in a video on his YouTube channel.

He also gave the reference of former India skipper Virat Kohli.  “When it comes to being selfless, there is no one like Virat Kohli. The team lost the World Cup under his captaincy, and he had to face criticism.

He even lost his captaincy. Many raised questions about his place in the team. But he didn’t give up. He gave his full support to the new captain and played at the number he asked him to. He has re-emerged with his form since the Asia Cup,” he said.

Pakistan will resume their international matches on December 1 with the Test match against England at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi.

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