Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has strongly criticized the captaincy of Babar Azam. Let us tell you that in the 22nd match of the World Cup 2023 in Chennai on Monday, Pakistan had to face defeat by 8 wickets at the hands of Afghanistan.
Let us tell you that Pakistan, batting first, scored 282 runs losing seven wickets in 50 overs. In reply, Afghanistan achieved the target by losing two wickets in 49 overs. This is Pakistan's third consecutive defeat in the tournament and its hopes of reaching the semi-finals have become difficult.
Shahid Afridi has given an important advice to Babar Azam. Afridi said that Babar Azam needs to learn how to put pressure on the batsmen through aggressive fielding. Afridi also said that Pakistan captain should learn this trick from Australia.
It is the captain's job to create pressure. A fast bowler is bowling and there is no slip? Four runs to score in 12 balls and you've taken backward point? Create pressure. What do Australians do? He takes one or two wickets and creates pressure by calling all the players inside the circle. He did this against Pakistan also.
It is an honor to lead the national team. But this is not a crown of roses. When you do good everyone will praise you. When you perform poorly, everyone will blame you and the head coach.
Pakistan will next face South Africa at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Friday. Pakistan led by Babar Azam will try to win the match at any cost.