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PAK vs ENG: Shaheen Afridi takes a cheeky dig at critics of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan’s batting method

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Shaheen Afridi took a cheeky dig at critics of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan’s batting method after the Pakistan openers put up an unbeaten 203-run stand towards England within the second T20I in Karachi.

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan rejoice Pakistan’s victory. (AP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTSShaheen Afridi stated he’s proud of the present Pakistan groupBabar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan put up an unbeaten 203-run standPakistan defeated England by 10 wickets within the 2nd T20I at Karachi

Pakistan quick bowler Shaheen Afridi took a cheeky dig at critics of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan’s batting method after the openers turned the second T20I right into a nightmare for England.

Pakistan defeated England by 10 wickets after Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan put up an unbeaten 203-run stand for the opening wicket within the second match at Karachi on September 22.

“I think it is time to get rid of Kaptaan (Captain) Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan. Itne selfish players. Agar sahi se khelte to match 15 overs me finish hojana chahye tha. Ye akhri over tak le gaye. Let’s make this a movement. Nahi? (Such selfish players. Had they played properly, match would have finished in 15 overs. They took it to the last over),” Shaheen tweeted.

“Absolutely proud of this amazing Pakistani team,” the quick bowler added.

I believe it’s time to do away with Kaptaan @babarazam258 and @iMRizwanPak. Itne egocentric gamers. Agar sahi se khelte to match 15 overs me end hojana chahye tha. Ye akhri over tak le gaye. Let’s make this a motion. Nahi?

Absolutely pleased with this wonderful Pakistani group. pic.twitter.com/Q9aKqo3iDm

— Shaheen Shah Afridi (@iShaheenAfridi) September 22, 2022

Pakistan openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan have been criticised for his or her batting method through the 2022 Asia Cup. Several former gamers and followers slammed the duo, urging Babar to not open the innings and questioning Rizwan whether or not he was batting so as to add runs to his stats.

However, each Babar and Rizwan silenced their critics within the second sport of the seven-match T20I sequence towards England. Stand-in captain Moeen Ali-led England posted 199/5 after opting to bat on the National Stadium of Karachi. Moeen remained unbeaten on 55 off 23, whereas Ben Duckett scored 43 off 22 to elevate their aspect to a difficult complete.

In reply, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan batted effortlessly to maintain the England bowlers below strain. Babar remained unbeaten on 110 off 66, whereas Rizwan scored 88 not out off 51 because the Pakistan openers took their aspect residence with three balls to spare.

Along the best way, Babar turned the fifth highest run-scorer in T20Is as he surpassed Australia’s Aaron Finch. Babar and Rizwan additionally set the very best partnership ever in a run-chase in T20Is, transferring previous their very own earlier document of 197 towards South Africa in 2021. They now even have the very best runs in partnership for any wicket within the shortest format.

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