Babar Azam: 'You can't tuk-tuk all the time': Kris Srikkanth thinks Babar Azam 'shouldn't play T20 cricket' | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Pakistan concluded its 2024 T20 World Cup travel with a nervy three-wicket win over Ireland in their final Group A match hosted in Florida. Despite this victory, their shock defeat against the United States and defeat against India led to their elimination from the tournament.
Pakistani players, including captain Babar Azamfaced a lot of criticism for their disappointing performances throughout the tournament.
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Former Indian cricketer Kris Srikanth expressed strong criticism of Babar Azam's role in Cricket T20.
“Captain Babar Azam. I don't think he should play T20 cricket. Maybe a good Test cricketer. It's my opinion. To put it bluntly. You can’t do all these tuk-tuks all the time,” Srikkanth said on Star Sports.

Although Babar has recently surpassed the Indian star batter Virat Kohli to become the highest run-scorer in the T20 format, Srikkanth argued that this feat is overshadowed by Babar's less impressive strike rate.
“You talk about statistics – 4000 runs Babar Azam, 4000 runs Virat Kohli, 400 runs

Rohit Sharma. His strike rate is 112-115. What are you talking about?” Srikkanth added.

In the match against Ireland, Babar played a vital role, scoring an unbeaten 32, helping his team avoid another embarrassing defeat in their final T20 World Cup match.

Shaheen Shah Afridi was crucial, taking three wickets and hitting two sixes to secure victory for Pakistan at the Central Broward Stadium.
“We have a good group of players. We need to go home, discuss and see where we are lacking, then come back. We couldn't finish close games, as a team we weren't good” , Babar said during the post-match presentation.

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