The first test between Pakistan and New Zealand ended in a draw.
Babar Azam played an inning of 161 runs against New Zealand.
new Delhi. Pakistan’s team captaincy has been a topic of discussion for the last few days. After the historic defeat in the Test series against England under the captaincy of Babar Azam, the fans looked very angry. Not only this, the demand for Babar’s removal from the captaincy continues. But the former veteran player of the team Shahid Afridi is steadfast in his support. After the first Test draw against New Zealand (Pakistan vs New Zealand), Shahid has given a big reaction in support of Babar.
There was a close fight between Pakistan and New Zealand in the first Test. Captain Babar Azam also left no stone unturned to help the team win. He played a brilliant inning of 161 runs against the guests. However, chasing 138 runs in the second innings, the Kiwi team’s batting stopped for 61 runs. The reason for which became Roshni and the match proved to be a draw. Shahid Afridi has talked about supporting Babar Azam during a conversation with the media.
Babar Azam is the backbone of the team – Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi said, ‘Babar is the backbone of the team. He is one of the best performers of the team. I liked his decision when he challenged the New Zealand team to chase. As a selection committee, we want to shoulder and support him.
‘Babar should focus on cricket’
Shahid Afridi further said, ‘Apart from this, I liked what he said under pressure after the match after the draw. Babar said that the team is concentrating on cricket and no one knows what is happening outside. Babar should pay attention to this. The selection committee will always back him to come up with the best combination so that he feels confident on the field.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 01, 2023, 09:21 IST