Pakistani skipper, Babar Azam is among the finest batters of modern-day cricket and he is looking in great form ahead of the Asia Cup 2022. His team is in the Netherlands for a three-match ODI series, and Babar has scored 222 runs in three games with three 50s and an average of 74. Babar Azam struck his third fifty of the series against the Netherlands in the final game, extending his hot streak.
The first match saw Pakistan conquer the Netherlands by 16 runs, while the second game saw Babar Azam’s side trounce the hosts by 7 wickets.
Pakistan eventually got bundled out for 206 after deciding to bat first, and it appeared that the Netherlands would record a historic victory over the Men in Green. Naseem Shah and Mohammad Wasim Jr, on the contrary, wreaked havoc with the ball, scooping up nine wickets between them and claiming victory for the visitors by just nine runs.
Babar Azam stated that Pakistan needed to test their squad depth after winning the series and that the speed of the wicket was really quite slow. He praised the Netherlands bowlers as “Scotland bowlers” and was pleased with his team’s performance. He praised Naseem Shah, Wasim Jr., and Dahani for their strong play with the ball.
“We tried our bench strength. Early on, the ball wasn’t coming on well. We were short in the first innings. But credit to the Scotland bowlers who bowled very well,” Azam stated in the post-match conference.
He also added, “We are happy as a team. All credit to boys. They bowled very well in the second innings. He’s (Naseem) bowling very well with the new ball and in the death overs. Wasim also bowling well. And Dahani”.
Pakistani cricketers are frequently taunted on social media for their English speaking skills, and Babar Azam is an unfortunate example. Fans began berating him left, right, and center pretty shortly as the footage went viral.