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'Dara hua captain': Moin Khan criticizes Babar Azam's captaincy

By Akanksha - October 17, 2023 - Last updated on Oct 17, 2023 05:39 PM
'Dara hua captain': Moin Khan criticizes Babar Azam's captaincy

Moin Khan, a former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman, was blunt in his evaluation of Babar Azam's leadership and motivation during the ICC World Cup match against India. Moin openly criticized Babar and called him a "scared captain" after Pakistan lost to their arch-rivals by seven wickets on Saturday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Moin Khan criticizes Babar Azam's captaincy

Moin Khan criticized the team's current captain, Babar Azam, after Pakistan lost to India in their most recent World Cup game. Moin Khan expressed his worries without mentioning Babar or any other players by name.

Babar's hitting, according to Moin Khan, lacked the natural aim that one could anticipate from a leader. Although the pitch and circumstances were steady when he entered the crease, he noted that Babar appeared to play it safe, use 58 balls. Moin noted that a captain's assurance and intent have a big influence on the performance of the entire squad.

“Aapka kaptaan jab dara hua nazar ayega, nahi khelega to ladke bhi phir wese hi react karte hain (If you captain is afraid to play your shots, boys will also react likewise),” A line from Moin's comments to A Sports reads,

Moin also observed that the squad as a whole seemed to be under strain, which appeared to have an impact on how well they executed their shots. He said it seemed like the players were afraid to take chances, maybe out of a desire to get out.

Babar's leadership was also questioned by experienced all-rounder Shoaib Malik, who said that while playing against top-ranked teams, there should be backup plans (plan B and C). He emphasized the significance of adjusting to the tactics and counterattacks of the adversary.

In conclusion, Moin Khan and Shoaib Malik voiced their dissatisfaction with Babar Azam's management and the team's performance without specifically citing player quotes.


Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim

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