Pakistan’s star batsman and captain Babar Azam was disappointed in the first test against Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium. His dismissal for just 13 runs has frustrated Pakistani cricket fans and prompted an outpouring of criticism on social media. Despite Babar’s previous success against Zimbabwe, fans have expressed concern over his performance on a bigger stage. Let’s dive into the details of the match and the reactions to Babar’s sacking.
On the second day of the test match, Pakistan found themselves trailing by 213 points in their first innings. With the score at 99-4 after 19.3 overs, Pakistan were struggling against Sri Lanka’s bowling attack. Babar Azam’s dismissal came at a crucial time and added to Pakistan’s woes.
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Babar Azam exited on 13 points
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How did Babar get out?
Babar Azam fell victim to the bowling of Prabath Jayasuriya, caught by Samarawickrama. The delivery, a length ball sliding down the middle of the wicket, fooled Babar as he sought to drive it through the side. He managed to get an inside edge on his pad which resulted in a simple grab for the keeper. Babar’s shyness and uncertainty about the turn led to his downfall.
Reactions on Twitter:
Pakistani fans expressed their disappointment and frustration on Twitter after Babar Azam was sacked in Sri Lanka’s test match against Pakistan. Many fans were discouraged by his early departure and expressed concerns about his performance. Some fans mentioned that they expected better innings from their first batsman and captain. There were also comments suggesting that Babar only performs well against weaker teams like Zimbabwe. The general feeling among Pakistani cricket fans was a mixture of disappointment, frustration and criticism directed at Babar Azam.
Impact and expectations:
Babar Azam’s dismissal was a blow to Pakistan’s hopes of a strong performance in the test match. The pressure on him to deliver was immense, given his reputation as one of the best drummers in the world. The fans, who expected a significant contribution from their captain, were frustrated and concerned about the Pakistani batting line-up.
Prior to the match, Babar expressed his confidence in his team’s abilities and stressed the importance of consistency across all formats. He highlighted the return of Shaheen Shah Afridi, whose presence brings motivation and inspiration to the team. Babar also mentioned the potential of Abrar Ahmed and anticipated a valuable contribution from him in this series and beyond.