“Drive your people crazy, form a team with friends”: Ahmed Shehzad accuses Babar Azam’s Pakistan. cricket news


Pakistan's narrow defeat in a thrilling Group A match against arch-rivals India last Sunday in the ongoing competition T20 World Cup continues to invite fury from fans, pundits and former players, who demand explanations from the captain Babar Azam and the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Chasing India's paltry 119, Pakistan were cruising at one point, needing 47 runs in as many balls with eight wickets in hand. But led by Bowling Spearheard and 'Player of the Match' Jasprit Bumrah (3 for 14), India made a memorable comeback by restricting Pakistan to 113 for 7 for a six-run victory.

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The repercussions of Pakistan's second consecutive defeat, following a resounding loss to co-hosts USA in their opening match, are felt in the words of former players who question the captain, selectors and the board on the decline of Pakistan cricket in recent times.
“Jab se Babar Azam captain hain, hum boht mediocre, sorry to use that word, teams se haar rahe hain (since Babar became captain we are losing to mediocre teams),” the former Pakistan batsman said .

Ahmed Shehzad in a TV show whose video clip went viral on social media.
“The kind of progress that was happening, these things were on the agenda and were bound to happen one day.”
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Keeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan top-scored for Pakistan with 31, but once he was castled by Bumrah in the 15th over, the team panicked under pressure and eventually succumbed at the County International Cricket Stadium. Nassau in New York.
“There are players who have been taking care of the team for 4-5 years, who make all the decisions. So wasn't it their duty to take responsibility for making sure the team chases 120 to win such an important match against India?'” asked Shehzad.
The second highest scorer in Pakistan's run chase was Imad Wasim who made 15 runs but consumed 23 balls in the process.

“Aapne teams B, C and D ke khilaaf perform kar ke logon ko hallucinate kiya hai aur pagal banaya hai (you played against teams B, C, D and cheated people),” Shehzad accused the team. “Your salaries have been increased, PCB has paid you to develop yourself and your cricket…”
Shehzad also trained his guns on Babar, almost mocking the Pakistani captain by referring to the word 'king' and showing a piece of paper containing Babar's statistics in major tournaments.
“Your (Babar) scores in major competitions… your average is 27 and your strike rate is 112. And 1,400 of your runs ended in defeat, which places you third in the world in this list. So these statistics are of which king, tell me that? What should I do with this king who cannot win us the match?

The video ended with Shehzad accusing Babar of bias.
“You have misled the entire audience. Aap apne dosto ke saath team bana rahe hain, dosto ko team ke andar rakh rahe hain (you make a team with your friends, you keep your friends in the team),” Shehzad said.
Pakistan will face Canada in their deciding T20 World Cup clash on June 11.



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