Former cricketer, Mohammed Yousuf, has claimed that after the unexpected eight-wicket defeat to Afghanistan in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023, Pakistan captain Babar Azam was left profoundly distressed and visibly emotional, shedding tears.
Following the loss, the cricket fraternity continues to heavily criticize the Pakistan captain and the team for their significant failure.
"I heard Babar Azam cried after the defeat against Afghanistan. It's not only Babar's fault, the entire team and management is involved. We are with Babar Azam in this tough time and the entire nation is with him,” said Yousuf.
Since their defeat to Afghanistan, Babar Azam's leadership and the team's overall performance have faced intense scrutiny from both cricket enthusiasts and experts alike. Numerous former cricketers have raised questions about Babar's captaincy skills, while concerns about the fitness levels of the players have also been voiced.
With just two victories in five matches, the Babar-led side finds itself on the brink of elimination. The upcoming crucial encounter against South Africa in Chennai on Friday holds significant importance for Pakistan as they strive to reverse their fortunes in the tournament.