Shoaib Akhtar, a former Pakistan fast bowler, has recently attracted media attention for his verbal abuse of Babar Azam, the team captain, and the Pakistani squad.
Babar now serves as the Peshawar Zalmi team’s captain in the Pakistan Super League.
Babar Azam, the captain of the Pakistani men’s cricket team, is one of the best hitters in the modern era across all formats. Even though the 28-year-old has had remarkable runs in each of the game’s three editions for a while, everyone still constantly criticises him.
There were rumours that he might be removed from the leadership position after Pakistan lost a three-match Test series to England at home in December of the previous year. The change in the captaincy was backed by a number of professionals, enthusiasts, and ex-greats.
A few days ago, Shoaib Akhtar criticised Babar, claiming that one of the main reasons why Babar hasn’t yet established himself as a “brand” for Pakistan is because he doesn’t speak excellent English.
Last week, Shoaib Akhtar made yet another big claim, this time endorsing Azam Khan for leadership. Azam is now wreaking havoc on the Pakistan Super League bowlers.
Akhtar told a highly emotional story about the day he bowled to Babar Azam for the first time in the practise nets. Akhtar said that despite his repeated appeals for Babar to hold off on immediately assaulting him, Babar nonetheless did so.
“I can still remember Babar stopping by the academy. After that, he would be joined by Mudassar bhai. To start, Shoaib Akhtar described the event that aired on Suno News “I once told Babar to bat in the nets and I made it clear that I didn’t want him to hit me for a straight drive.
Under Babar Azam’s direction, Pakistan just lost an ODI series at home to New Zealand and failed to win a single Test match in 2022.
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