Danish Kaneria on Babar Azam: Former Pakistani spinner Danish Kaneria has termed Babar Azam as stubborn. He has said this about Babar Azam not leaving the opening slot despite continuous flops. He has also said that Pakistan cricket is suffering due to stubbornness of Babar Azam.
Danish Kaneria said on his YouTube channel, ‘Babar Azam is stubborn. He does not want to leave his opening slot. The same happened when he was playing with Karachi Kings. He is adamant because he cannot bat in the middle order. His stubbornness is only and only harming Pakistan cricket because he comes to the opening and bats very slowly.’
Babar Azam was flopping in the entire T20 World Cup this time. Only an average inning was seen with his bat in the semi-finals. Rest of the time he kept getting out after scoring a few runs. During this, his strike rate was also very bad. He could not even score runs at a strike rate of 100. This was the reason that Pakistan got very slow start in every match.
Example given by Virat Kohli
Danish Kaneria has also pointed to Babar Azam to learn from Virat Kohli. He has said that there is no one like Virat Kohli in terms of selflessness. Kaneria says, ‘When the team lost the World Cup under his captaincy, he was made the victim. Many people also raised questions about his being in the team but he did not give up. He gave his full support to the new captain and batted at whatever number the captain sent him’