Babar Azam’s Captaincy: The India vs Pakistan showdown in T20 World Cup 2022 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday turned out to be a nail-biter. India chased down the 160 run target on the last ball. However, the match’s nature made it possible for any team to win.
Virat Kohli, who made an unbeaten 82 in the match, received praise from both teams’ fans, while Babar Azam received criticism for some of his captaincy decisions.
Indian batsmen Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya stabilized the innings with a partnership of 113 runs to keep the Indian team in contention after Pakistan sent four Indian batters back to the hut for 31 runs.
We keep hearing that Babar Azam will learn from his mistakes by the time he gets to the age of 32, but it’s the third consecutive big game where we’ve seen flaws in his captaincy.
As a guest on a Pakistani channel, Hafeez asked why Babar did not fulfill the spin quota overs during the 7th through 11th overs of today’s match, when India were struggling for even 4 runs per over.
He also praised Virat Kohli for the way he batted and took the game away from Pakistan at the post-match presentation ceremony.
It wasn’t easy with the new ball. Our bowlers bowled extremely well. All credit to Kohli and Pandya. We had partnerships after 10 overs. We had a chance. But credit goes to Virat Kohli.
In the middle, we decided we wanted a wicket and held back the spinner. There were many positives. Iftikhar and Shan both played well,” he said.
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