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Danish Kaneria on Babar Azam: ‘It spoils the run rate’, Pakistani veteran furious at Babar Azam adamant on opening

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Danish Kaneria on Babar Azam: 'It spoils the run rate', Pakistani veteran furious at Babar Azam adamant on opening
Aditya Chaudhary

Danish Kaneria on Babar Azam: Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam’s strike rate and his captaincy are getting criticized a lot. Former spinner of Pakistan team Danish Kaneria has also lashed out at Babar Azam. Kaneria even said that Babar spoils the run rate of the entire team.

Kaneria said that the Pakistan team is suffering a lot due to Babar Azam’s insistence on opening. Babar should strengthen the team by coming in the middle order, but it seems that Babar is unable to play in the middle order.

Pakistan team depends on Babar Azam

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On the insistence of Babar’s opening, Danish Kaneria said on his YouTube channel, ‘Pakistan is suffering a lot due to this. When Babar Azam plays in the opening, the team does not get that runrate. Rizwan plays very well. If Rizwan’s bat moves, then Babar’s bat moves. But Babar plays very slow.

Former Pakistani spinner Kaneria said, ‘If you see the Indian team, all the players in it are match winners. But in the Pakistani team, Babar is completely dependent on Azam in all three formats. He only scores runs for himself. Babar is continuously scoring 50, 60, 70 runs, which is not helping the team. The team is only being harmed by this.

Babar Azam’s cricket career

47 Tests – 3696 runs – 55.02 strike rate
95 ODIs – 4813 runs – 89.03 strike rate
99 T20 Internationals – 3355 runs – 127.80 strike rate

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