PAK vs CAN: Virat Kohli mentioned as Misbah-ul-Haq insults Babar Azam for not performing in important games

Misbah-ul-Haq and Babar Azam

Former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq lashed out at Pakistan captain Babar Azam after the loss against India in the T20 World Cup 2024. He said that the batsman needs to perform on the big stages and also needs to see if he is better than Virat Kohli.

Pakistan captain Babar Azam came under the firing line after the team suffered a defeat against India in the T20 World Cup 2024. This marked another instance of the team captain failing to make a big impact with the bat nor the leader in pressure games.

Babar Azam has struggled to get going in big matches of late and his poor form has been one of the main reasons why Pakistan has struggled to get going. In the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024, the opening batsman has not found his mojo and has not looked his best with the bat, failing in both games.

In the match against the United States of America, Babar Azam could not move at all. He tried to hold the fort but couldn’t as he ended up playing the slow shot. He scored 44 runs off 43 and thanks to that, Pakistan failed to put a big total on the board and then lost the game.

His torrid streak continued with the bat even in the match against India. Babar Azam could not set the stage on fire because he failed to free his arms and score. Jasprit Bumrah removed him and managed just 13 runs off 10 balls at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York.

Misbah-Ul-Haq pointed out that Babar Azam is playing in his fourth World Cup and has not stood up for the team in important situations. He noted that the team is out of the tournament and none of his performances will be counted without pressure. Speaking to Ten Sports, he explained:

“Babar Azam is playing his fourth World Cup (as captain). When the pressure situation comes, he needs to prove himself. This is where you see, am I better or is Virat Kohli better? Babar had to step up, and “Now we are almost out (of the T20 World Cup). Nobody counts your performances without pressure.”

He could not act as he should – Misbah-ul-Haq on Babar Azam

Misbah-ul-Haq further stated that Babar Azam is a great player and it is his responsibility to inspire the entire team but the captain does not do that. He pointed out that the right-hander has not played in the last three World Cups, which is why Pakistan is struggling. He added:

“He is a great player with a lot of performances, so this is the stage to take your team forward and inspire them, but he can’t do it. Since 2019, we have had 3 T20 World Cups and one ODI World Cup, but “He couldn’t do it. perform as it should, which is one of the reasons behind Pakistan’s problems.

Pakistan will next be seen in action when they take on Canada in their next match on June 11. Captain Babar Azam would be keen to lead from the front and lead his team to victory. They have very little chance of qualifying, but they would be willing to give their best.