Pakistan crashed out of the T20 World Cup after losing to Australia in the semi-finals. Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has raised questions on Babar Azam’s captaincy. He has said that Babar Azam is still a young captain and that is why he fell apart under pressure. He could not keep himself calm and focused. Significantly, in the second semi-final played on Thursday, Australia defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets in a thrilling match to make it to the final.
Shoaib said during a conversation on his YouTube channel, ‘The Pakistani team was not scared, but got nervous in front of Australia. You have to admit that our captain is still new and young. He could not keep himself steady and calm, while Australia, on the other hand, were a mature team that took full advantage of their experience. She didn’t panic and played smoothly. At the same time, the Pakistani team was also not scared, but did get nervous. Babar Azam is the new captain but he won five out of six matches.
The former fast bowler said, ‘I feel that Pakistan should have won this World Cup. This World Cup could have been won. We may never get such an easy opportunity again. Of course, we tried our best, but it was not enough in this match. A better team than us won the match.