After starting the tournament with two losses, the Pakistan cricket team was all but eliminated from the 2022 T20 World Cup. However, a couple of results went in their favor, and the team revived its form, which allowed it to advance to the last-four stage of the competition. The team captained by Babar Azam went on to win the semi-final match against New Zealand before losing to England in the match for the championship.
In the championship match, Pakistan scored 137/8 while batting first, and then their bowlers put up a good battle against England, which was led by Jos Buttler. In the end, England prevailed against Australia by a score of five wickets and took home the trophy for the Twenty20 World Cup.
The skinny patch that Babar Azam was sporting was one of the things that drew attention during the competition. Babar was not in good touch, with the exception of a 53 that he scored against New Zealand in the semi-final. He was dismissed for scores in the single digits in each of the first four matches in the T20 World Cup. In the end, he received a score of 32.
The batter was criticised by Danish Kaneria, a former Pakistani spinner, for being persistent on batting at the top of the order and not coming lower in the order.
“The steadfastness of Babar Azam. The same thing took place during his time with Karachi Kings as well. The management of that team did not want him to start in the opening position. However, he insisted on batting first because he is unable to perform well in the middle of the order.
I’m not sure what it is that makes Babar not want to play in the middle order. The obstinacy of Babar is only hurting Pakistani cricket’s chances of success.
If Rizwan does well at the plate, then Babar will as well. Babar gets off to a very sluggish start in the beginning of his innings “Kaneria explained it in a video that was uploaded to his channel on YouTube.
In addition to that, he brought up the name of former India captain Virat Kohli. “There is no one quite like Virat Kohli when it comes to the quality of being selfless. Under his leadership, the squad was eliminated from the World Cup, and he was forced to take the blame.
Even his captaincy was taken away from him. Many people expressed confusion regarding his role in the team. However, he did not give up trying. He showed the new captain his entire support by playing at the number he wanted him to and giving him his undivided attention. Since the Asia Cup, he has demonstrated a return to his previous level of play “he said.