"Babar made a big mistake" - Wasim Akram points out big captaincy mistake by Babar Azam vs India
On August 28, in the second match of the Asia Cup 2022, India defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets. Hardik Pandya ended the match with a six off the fourth ball of the last over. Chasing the target of 148 runs, Virat Kohli scored 35 runs in 34 balls for the Indian team, while Hardik Pandya played an aggressive innings of 33 * runs in 17 balls. Along with this, questions are also being raised on the captaincy of Babar Azam.
Let us tell you, the last over of the match was bowled by spinner Mohammad Nawaz. In the last over, India needed 7 runs to win. The biggest mistake made by Pakistan captain Babar Azam was that he ended all his fast bowlers' overs in 19 overs, due to which Mohammad Nawaz had to bowl the last over.
Former Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram believes that Babar got Nawaz to bowl too late. According to him, the Pakistan spinner should have got his quota of 4 overs finished by getting the 13th or 14th over of the inning.
Former Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram said in Star Sports after the match that, 'I think Babar Azam has made a big mistake. He should have got Nawaz the 13th or 14th over of the innings. In T20 format, you shouldn't get a spinner to bowl the last over, especially when Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya are playing in front."
Talking about the bowling, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took four for 26 and Hardik Pandya took three wickets for 25 runs for India, due to which Pakistan were all out for 147 runs. The Pakistan team players performed very well but due to the batting of Jadeja and Hardik Pandya, India won the match. Jadeja played a brilliant innings of 35 runs in 29 balls with the help of 2 fours and 2 sixes.