The Pakistani team skipper debated with Shaheen Shah Afridi following their exit from Asia Cup 2023. Despite a strong start, they couldn’t maintain the momentum and suffered a loss against Sri Lanka.
The Pakistan cricket team, led by Babar Azam, had a promising start in the Asia Cup 2023. However, they struggled to maintain their momentum and were eliminated from the Super 4 stage.
The incident that has drawn attention took place during Babar Azam’s post-match speech following Pakistan’s narrow defeat to Sri Lanka in the Super Four stage.
According to the report, following the loss, Babar questioned the contributions of the senior players in the Asia Cup 2023 campaign.
However, Shaheen interrupted him and stated that Babar should avoid generalizations and refrain from criticizing those who performed well.
Babar then responded by stating that he is well aware of who is performing well and who is not.
According to the report, it was also mentioned that after the loss, Babar went to the press conference and, on his way back to the hotel, did not engage in conversation with anyone.
Shaheen Shah Afridi Tweet:
Disappointed with how it finished but this is not the end. We never gave up and fought all the way, and this fighting spirit should not go down. There is a bigger challenge coming our way, and we will be better prepared for it In shaa’Allah. Pakistan Zindabad,” Shaheen Afridi tweeted following Pakistan’s exit from Asia Cup 2023.
The loss had a profound impact on the Pakistan team players, particularly their skipper, Babar Azam. Babar was left speechless after Pakistan’s elimination from Asia Cup 2023.
“Salam Pakistan. Pakistan played the entire match with only half of the players and lost on the last ball with a boundary. However, in this match, I witnessed a true superstar bowler Zaman Khan, who performed exceptionally well even under immense pressure. Winning or losing is part of the game, but the team displayed tremendous resilience throughout the competition,” wrote Azam Siddiqui in a post on Instagram.
“Inshallah, when everyone is fit for the World Cup, it will be exciting to witness the competitions. Allah solely considers intentions and actions from the heart. Whether He accepts it or not, He is my Lord. I believe the team has given their all. Let’s support the team during this time and uplift their spirits. This is patriotism. Long live Pakistan. (I just spoke to Babar; he couldn’t speak. I told him, ‘Brave individuals either succeed or learn.’ Never give up),” he added.