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Wasim Akram Slams Babar Azam: Pakistan’s defeat against South Africa on Friday once again raised questions about Pakistan captain Babar Azam in the 2023 World Cup. Issues like umpires and DRS were discussed in this match. Babar was also a topic of discussion. Especially for that over in which Keshav Maharaj gave South Africa the win with a boundary and he edged it to Mohammad Nawaz. For this, he is now surrounded by former Pakistani captain and great cricketer Wasim Akram.

After Pakistan’s defeat, Mohammad Nawaz is being targeted once again. But Wasim Akram, unlike everyone else, has called Babar Azam wrong. He believes that it was Babar Azam’s mistake that he handed the ball to Mohammad Nawaz instead of Usama Mir. Speaking on A Sports, Wasim Akram gave his side of the story after this match and once again questioned Babar’s captaincy completely. He has been seen raising questions on Babar’s captaincy in the past.

What did Akram say?
He said, “I don’t understand why Babar handed the ball to Nawaz while Usama had overs remaining. Some mistakes happened in the last few seconds. Criticism is inevitable when a team loses. The last over was given to Nawaz and I know the whole country is attacking him. But at that time Usama Mir had 2 overs left. I did not understand this when Nawaz’s confidant was not at the top. This was the biggest mistake of our captain.

However, Akram praised some Pakistani players. He said, “It was a great comeback by the team. Harris ultimately died. Wasim (Mohammed Wasim Jr.) also showed his influence in this game. He has talent. They are not getting a chance. He consistently clocked over 140 at a good pace. He also praised the South African batsmen for their swing. Now it remains to be seen whether Pakistan’s fortunes will change. This seems very difficult.