‘Wish Babar Azam Becomes a Matchwinner Like Virat Kohli’: Shahid Afridi

Written by Rohit Pawar

The Pakistan cricket team has been facing the heat following their early exit from the ongoing T20 World Cup. The Babar Azam-led side lost their first two matches including a shock defeat to USA and a close loss to arch-rivals India.

Pakistan did beat Canada for their first win of the competition but USA pipped them to join India from Group A into the Super Eight stage.

Babar, who failed to get going with the bat, is facing criticism for his captaincy too.

Legendary allrounder Shahid Afridi though feels that while the questions over Babar’s captaincy are fair but he has been the most consistent performer for Pakistan.

“Fellow cricket lovers on social media should criticise Babar’s captaincy but consistent players like him are rare in Pakistan cricket,” Afridi said on his YouTube channel. “Babar’s individual performances have been good. Yeah, it’s true he hasn’t been able to perform in the world cup.”

Afridi says he has always hoped Babar turns a matchwinner like India batting superstar Virat Kohli who developed himself into one during the course of what has been a memorable career.

“I’ve always wished to see Babar emerge as a matchwinner like we talk about Virat Kohli. He wasn’t a matchwinner from day 1 but he has developed himself,” he said.

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