Babar Azam achieved a big thing that Wasim, Misbah and I couldn’t – Waqar Younis
Babar Azam achieved what no other Pakistan skipper could in international cricket, that is defeat India in World Cup. After 12 attempts over the years, the Men in Green finally won the game by 10 wickets in the ICC T20 World Cup. Former Pakistan skipper Waqar Younis lauded Babar Azam for leading Pakistan to a memorable victory.
“Even Wasim Bhai, Misbah and I couldn’t do it. We all tried our best. But Babar has. And this is what we were saying earlier; that it was important to stay calm. It never looked like were rushing things,” said Waqar while speaking on A Sport’s show.
The former right-arm speedster also lauded Shaheen Afridi, who took three key wickets of Team India.
“Shaheen set the tone. He just bowled so beautifully. This was probably the ball of the tournament (talking about KL Rahul’s dismissal). You will probably not see a better ball than that one. And then at the end, he got Virat Kohli.
“Every time he was given the ball, he made sure he was right on the money. By taking major wickets, he got Pakistan to a position from where victory became a little easier to achieve,” explained Waqar.
While Pakistan will next play New Zealand on Wednesday, October 26, India will take on the Kiwis on October 31, Sunday.