Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan played very slowly. Hardik Pandya raised questions on both the great batsmen.


The Indian team had defeated Pakistan in a group match. There have been mixed reactions to Pakistan’s defeat. India vice-captain Hardik Pandya blamed Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan for Pakistan’s defeat. According to Hardik Pandya, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan played very slowly in the middle overs and that is why the Indian team got a chance to make a comeback.

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan made a brilliant partnership against India. Both made a partnership of 82 runs for the third wicket. Babar scored 50 runs in 58 balls while Rizwan scored 49 runs in 69 balls. However, after this the Pakistani team was completely wiped out.

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan bowled a lot of dot balls.

According to Hardik Pandya, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan did not play aggressively and hence the Indian team got a chance to make a comeback. After the match he said,

Babar and Rizwan were very slow. They didn’t give any chances and so we felt we were always in the game. There was nothing for the bowlers on the pitch. He didn’t try to play shots or attack us. That’s why we were able to bowl the dot ball. I have noticed that if two players play the same way, if one gets out, the door opens for a comeback.

Indian cricket team defeated Pakistan by 7 wickets in the World Cup 2023 match in Ahmedabad.