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Pakistan captain Babar Azam receives backing from Javed Miandad following Asia Cup exit

Pakistan’s Disappointing Exit

  • Pakistan faced a disappointing exit in the 2023 Asia Cup last week.
  • The team suffered a massive 228-run defeat against arch-rivals India.
  • They also lost narrowly to Sri Lanka in the Super 4 stage.
  • Rumors of a dressing room argument between Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi surfaced.
  • Afridi dispelled the rumors by referring to Babar as “family” on social media.

Criticism of Babar Azam

Babar Azam faced criticism for his captaincy during the Asia Cup.

  • Former cricketers lashed out at him for his decisions during the tournament.
  • Shahid Afridi urged Babar to be more brave in his decisions.
  • Gautam Gambhir expressed bafflement over Babar’s defensive approach in the Super 4 clash.

Javed Miandad’s Support

Legendary former batter Javed Miandad defended Babar Azam.

  • Miandad stated that blaming Babar solely for the team’s defeat would be unfair.
  • He emphasized the need for the entire team to perform better.
  • Miandad urged the players to quickly adapt to Indian conditions for the upcoming 2023 World Cup.
  • He mentioned the likelihood of encountering hostility in India.

Grappling with Injuries

Pakistan is facing injuries to key players ahead of the World Cup.

  • Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf suffered injuries during the Asia Cup match against India.
  • Imam ul Haq also missed a match due to injury.

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