Former Pakistan Nationwide Cricket Crew captain Mohammad Hafeez has come out in assist of Babar Azam amid heavy criticism the present Males In Inexperienced skipper is dealing with following the workforce’s Asia Cup 2023 exit.
Pakistan confronted a crushing defeat by the hands of India within the Tremendous 4 recreation and so they additionally misplaced the digital semi-final towards Sri Lanka to get knocked out of the match. Following the defeat, there have been stories of chaos in Pakistan’s dressing room with one report claiming that the Pakistan skipper was concerned in a verbal spat with Shaheen Afridi.
Throughout a media speak, Hafeez stated that Babar Azam shouldn’t be blamed alone for the defeats and he must be supported. He additionally backed Babar to proceed because the skipper of the facet for the World Cup in India.
“For those who don’t give credit score solely to the captain for reaching the ultimate, then don’t blame the defeat solely on the captain. Throwing blame on a single participant won’t resolve the issue,” Hafeez stated.
“Babar ought to be totally supported for the World Cup and take into consideration altering the captain after the World Cup,” he additional added.
“We failed within the Asia Cup and now we have to simply accept that. Solely once we settle for failure will we transfer in the direction of enchancment. There should have been errors in our planning as these gamers have been within the nationwide facet for the final two to 3 years,” Hafeez stated.
228 runs naa toh akele kaptaan ne karne the, naa hello usne akele khaaye – Mohammad Hafeez
Mohammad Hafeez, whereas referring to Pakistan’s 228-run loss to India, stated that Babar Azam didn’t concede these runs and it wasn’t his duty to hit these many runs on his personal. He additionally stated that the gamers in addition to the workforce administration are equally accountable for Pakistan’s defeat towards India and Sri Lanka within the Asia Cup 2023.
“228 runs naa toh akele kaptaan ne karne the, naa hello usne akele khaaye (Neither Babar needed to rating these 228 runs, nor he conceded these runs). The gamers are accountable for that failure, and the administration is accountable.
“I heard a press release that we hadn’t misplaced a match in previous three months… I couldn’t perceive that. 3 months of success doesn’t provide the license to lose this badly. I perceive that it hurts as a result of we misplaced that method to India, the margin of defeat was large,” Hafeez stated, as quoted by Hindustan Instances.
“I consider Pakistan had been higher within the first recreation that was deserted. However the second recreation, it brought about harm to our psychological state. And the best way we misplaced to Sri Lanka, we weren’t actually there mentally. We had been nonetheless hurting with loss towards India.”
Pakistan’s subsequent project would be the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in India. Forward of the competitors they’ve been handed an enormous blow because the star fast Naseem Shah will reportedly miss your complete match after struggling a shoulder damage through the Asia Cup recreation towards India.