Netizens and cricket fans are disappointed at Wasim Akram for lashing out at Karachi Kings skipper, Babar Azam during the match against Multan Sultans.
Karachi Kings lost nine consecutive matches in the ongoing season of HBL PSL 7. Babar Azam has been leading Karachi Kings whereas most of his teammates put up dismal performances throughout the season. Kings had their ninth match against Multan Sultans on Wednesday that they lost.
Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to bat first. Multan Sultans chased the target and needed 7 runs in the last over. Netizens pointed out that Wasim Akram, the coach of Karachi Kings, lashed out at Babar Azam standing in the field during the match.
Wasim Akram furious pic.twitter.com/UIVDFd5P51
— ٰImran Siddique (@imransiddique89) February 16, 2022
Was Wasim Akram going harsh on Babar Azam on the boundary line?If so then it's totally wrong!You can't do that to captain of national team. Did Babar chose squad of Karachi Kings?It is only Babar who's performing for KK. Babar at the receiving end of anger is unjustified!#HBLPSL7 pic.twitter.com/QEHJmU8YS8
— Arfa Feroz Zake (@ArfaSays_) February 16, 2022
The fans were disillusioned to see Wasim Akram being harsh on Babar Azam. Fans said that Babar Azam is going through a rough patch and he does not deserve to be treated like this. They defended Babar Azam and reminded them that despite the lackluster performance he is still the best batsman who uplifted Pakistan Cricket through his smashing performance.
Others argued that apart from Babar Azam, it is the responsibility of other players too to perform and win the match.
“Was Wasim Akram going harsh on Babar Azam on the boundary line? If so then it’s wrong! You can’t do that to the captain of the national team. Did Babar choose the squad of Karachi Kings? It is only Babar who’s performing for KK. Babar at the receiving end of anger is unjustified!,” wrote a cricket analyst on Twitter.
“Really disappointed to see All Format Captain of Pakistan @babarazam258 is being treated like this by Wasim Akram. He is our hero and world’s best player, win and lose is part of the game but you cannot scold him like this!” said another user.
Wasim Akram clarifies the issue
Meanwhile, Wasim Akram has clarified his conversation with Babar Azam last night. “Hello ! Surprised to see reactions to my talking to Babar at the boundary last night. What I was saying was ‘why our bowlers are not bowling yorkers or slower ones offside off’.nothing else. Babar is a wonderful boy and has tried his best. And what he wants for dinner,” said Wasim Akram in his latest tweet.
Hello ! Surprised to see reactions on my talking to Babar at the boundary last night. What I was saying was ‘why our bowlers are not bowling yorkers or slower ones offside off’.nothing else . Babar is a wonderful boy and has tried his best. And what he wants for dinner 🥘 1/2
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) February 17, 2022