Salman Butt questions Babar Azam’s strategy ahead of India clash at T20 World Cup

Written by Toshi Pawar

Former Pakistan batter Salman Butt was not pleased with Babar Azam’s strategy in the warm-up matches at the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021 in UAE and Oman.

Butt, on the other hand, was impressed by the Men In Blue, who gave game time to almost every member in the squad.

“India have utilized these warmup matches well… they’ve given game time to everyone despite the fact that they’ve all played the IPL. If they had not done this and had played with their playing XI, even then we could have argued that ‘They haven’t played together as a team so are doing it now’. But even they didn’t do it. I don’t know what insecurity we have that ‘someone else should not make runs in that position or someone else should not get that opportunity’. For God’s sake, you are the captain, you have to use your players, where will you do that?” said Butt on YouTube.

“Can’t it happen that God forbid that you both [Babar and Rizwan] will get out in the first over? Then also someone will have to play against the new ball. See, Babar got out early here [against South Africa] na? Now, what is their mindset of going ahead? I don’t understand this strategy,” he added.

Both India and Pakistan will open their T20 World Cup campaign against each other in a much anticipated clash, scheduled to take place on October 24.

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