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"You Fooled Pakistan, Got Your Friends Into the Team": Ahmed Shehzad Lambasts Babar Azam

In a passionate outburst on live television, Pakistan cricketer Ahmed Shehzad launched a scathing attack on captain Babar Azam, criticizing his performance and leadership during the T20 World Cup 2024. Shehzad highlighted Babar’s lackluster statistics in major tournaments, pointing out his average of 27 in T20I cricket on such occasions. “Ever since Babar Azam became […]

"You Fooled Pakistan, Got Your Friends Into the Team": Ahmed Shehzad Lambasts Babar Azam

In a passionate outburst on live television, Pakistan cricketer Ahmed Shehzad launched a scathing attack on captain Babar Azam, criticizing his performance and leadership during the T20 World Cup 2024. Shehzad highlighted Babar’s lackluster statistics in major tournaments, pointing out his average of 27 in T20I cricket on such occasions.

“Ever since Babar Azam became captain, we’ve been losing to mediocre teams,” Shehzad exclaimed during the viral video. He expressed disappointment in Pakistan’s inability to secure victories under Babar’s leadership, even against lower-ranked opposition.

During the discussion, Shehzad emphasized the need for senior players to step up and take responsibility, particularly in crucial matches like the one against India where Pakistan fell short in a chase of 120 runs.

“You guys have performed against B, C, D teams and fooled the people,” Shehzad accused the team management, highlighting the disparity between performances against weaker teams versus stronger opponents.

Shehzad also critiqued Babar’s individual performances in significant matches, citing his average of 27 and strike rate of 112 in major competitions. He pointed out that a significant portion of Babar’s runs in T20Is have come in losing causes, ranking him third globally in such statistics.

In a final rebuke, Shehzad accused Babar of nepotism, alleging that he had favored his friends in team selection, to the detriment of the team’s performance and the public’s trust.

“You have fooled the entire public. You are making a team with your friends, keeping your friends in the team,” Shehzad concluded, expressing his frustration with the current state of affairs in Pakistan cricket.

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