Babar Azam fails in T20 World Cup final
Pakistan captain dismissed by Adil Rashid
Shoaib Malik reveals the biggest weakness of Babar’s batting
New Delhi. Pakistan missed out on winning the T20 World Cup even after reaching the finals. England defeated him by 5 wickets in the title match. Pakistan captain Babar Azam, who struggled for runs throughout the tournament, could not play a big innings in the final as well. He was dismissed by Adil Rashid. The ball on which Babar was dismissed by Rashid was a googly, which Babar could not read properly and Rashid was caught in the process of hitting the shot over the cover. His weakness was caught by Shoaib Malik and Misbah-ul-Haq. Malik even requested Babar to work on this weakness of his in a live TV show.
Shoaib Malik discussed Pakistan’s defeat in the final of the T20 World Cup on Pakistan’s sports channel A-sports. During this, both Shoaib and Misbah-ul-Haq exposed the great weakness of Babar Azam’s batting against spin bowlers. Both said that neither Babar is able to play sweep shots against wrist spinners nor is using steps. This is a big problem.
Babar will have to change his batting: Shoaib
Shoaib said on the live show, ‘Babar will have to change his batting. If your feet get frozen in one place, you will still score runs against fast bowlers. But, it is very difficult to play spin bowlers like this. If you look at Babar’s wicket, he felt that Rashid bowled leg-spin, that’s why he was ready to hit the shot over the covers. But, the ball was a googly. That’s why Babar could not do anything and got out after taking a straight catch.
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‘Babar work with googly’
Shoaib Malik even made a request to Babar Azam. He said that I request Babar to work on leg spin, especially googly. Apart from Babar, Shoaib also cursed the approach of other Pakistani batsmen. Criticized him for his shot selection.
Tags: Babar Azam, Pakistan, Shoaib Malik, T20 World Cup, T20 World Cup 2022
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 14, 2022, 10:56 IST