Rohit Sharma hailed as ‘class leader’, Babar Azam roasted over open flame by former Pakistan cricketer after T20 World Cup

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Former Pakistani cricketer Atiq-uz-Zaman has praised the Indian team for their T20 World Cup victory and slammed the current Pakistan team led by Babar Azam. India won their second T20 World Cup title by beating the South Africans by seven runs in the final.

India scored 176/7 and restricted the Proteas to 169/8 in their 20 overs. They had a 24-run stand from Axar Patel in the 15th over that reduced the equation to 30 off 30 balls. The Indian bowlers kept a tight grip on the SA batsmen from there on and the Proteas eventually succumbed under the pressure.

India eventually won the match by seven runs to end an 11-year wait to win an ICC World Cup title. Meanwhile, Zaman praised Rohit Sharma and company and in the process criticized the Pakistan team that was eliminated from the tournament in the group stage. Furthermore, he urged Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Mohsin Naqvi to save the country’s cricket from “bad eggs”.

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Former cricketer slams Babar Azam’s Pakistan cricket team after India’s World Cup triumph

“When everyone is honest, selected on merit, plays for the badge on their chest and plays to win, they become champions. Rohit Sharma is a class leader. Dear @TheRealPCB and @MohsinnaqviC42 sahab, save Pakistan cricket from bad eggs. Learn from India. Observe your emotions,” Zaman said.

In his next post, he spoke about the different sentiments between the two teams. He said that Pakistan players are more hungry for captaincy than the Indian team, which is enjoying success as a whole.

“Our players are waiting for the captaincy. Indian players are waiting for the World Cup. “Yes, hota hai Jazba,” he further wrote.

Zaman, the former Pakistan cricketer, further criticized Pakistan’s training system and compared it with that of India. Earlier, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to personalities like Rahul Dravid, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli after the victory. India’s victory in the World Cup saw Rohit and Kohli jointly announce their retirement from T20Is. Ravindra Jadeja followed suit and retired from the format on Monday, June 30.

Meanwhile, Atiq-uz-Zaman’s comment in this post was about the lack of a proper coaching mentality within the Pakistan cricket team. Gary Kirsten was named the new coach of the Pakistan team ahead of the T20 World Cup. He started his stint when Pakistan played England in a bilateral series.

Kirsten accused the players of not listening to her training methods and accused the team of being biased and having cliques within the team. Pakistan were eliminated in the group stage after losing to the United States and India.

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