Babar Azam’s negative captaincy cost Pakistan the Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka – Ex-player

Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Moin Khan has questioned Babar Azam’s captaincy in the final against Sri Lanka at the Dubai International Stadium.

Sri Lanka were 58/5, and it looked like they would get bowled out easily. Bhanuka Rajapaksa scored an unbeaten 71 off 45 balls to power Sri Lanka to 170/6 in their 20 overs.

Pakistan couldn’t handle the pressure and were bowled out for 147. Speaking to Boss News on Tuesday, Moin criticised the bowling unit and some of the tactics of skipper Babar.

“Don’t know why Babar wanted to stretch the match. He should have thought about the death overs, but his negative thinking cost Pakistan the Asia Cup final. We allowed Lanka to recover by not setting an attacking field and bowing our main bowlers when Sri Lanka were under the pump,” he said.

He also heaped massive praise on Sri Lanka for their performance.

“Sri Lanka made an unbelievable recovery after losing five wickets. I want to congratulate them. Pakistan bowled badly, and the changes were equally bad.”


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