In the present Twenty20 World Cup, Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam responded to his detractors by scoring an outstanding fifty-year-old, which allowed his team to advance to the championship match.
Babar Azam, who had been struggling since the Asia Cup in September, made 53 runs off of 42 balls to lead Pakistan to a victory over New Zealand by seven wickets in the semi-final match that was held at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
However, prior to the semi-final, Babar and his opening partner, Mohammad Rizwan, who hit 57 runs off 42 balls against the New Zealanders, were criticised by several current and former Pakistan players for their poor patch. The criticism was directed toward their inability to score runs consistently.
During a press conference that took place after the game, Babar provided an appropriate answer to those who had voiced their displeasure with his and Rizwan’s performances.
“Mere khyaal se zehen me aisa kuch nahi thi. Ham apne waqt ka wait kar rahe the. Ye cricket hai, aap koshish karte hain ki aap har match me perform karein. There will be both highs and lows along the way. Tanqeed sab hi karte hain, ham achha bhi karte hain toh vo karte hain. Ye jeet aap enjoy karein, Pakistan me jo aawam hai, aur jo yahan pe crowd tha, vo bhi enjoy karein, aur jo TV pe baithe hain, vo bhi enjoy karein.
(While we waited for our turn to speak. Cricket is a sport in which you strive to perform to the best of your abilities in each game, but there is no guarantee of success. We always make an effort to deliver our finest performance. Everyone criticises us, regardless of how well we perform.
As a result, supporters of Pakistan who were both at the game and at home should rejoice over their team’s victory. Those who are just sitting there watching television should also participate in this), “During a news conference following the match, Babar made the following statement.
After making the decision to bat first, Pakistan’s bowlers held New Zealand to a score of 152 for four.
Pakistan’s response was to chase down the total, which they did with five balls to spare.
Now, Pakistan will play England in the championship game that will take place in Melbourne on Sunday.