"Babar is big zero, stop comparing him to Virat Kohli"- Ex-PAK star brutally trolls Babar Azam after 3-0 whitewash vs ENG
Pakistan suffered a 3-0 whitewash at the hands of England, and Babar Azam became the first ever captain to lose four consecutive tests at home. The 3-0 series loss also almost kicked Pakistan out of the race for the World Test Championship final.
That loss didn't come easy for many former Pakistani cricketers and fans. As a result, Babar Azam and his team faced a huge backlash on the various social media platforms, and a number of former cricketers criticised Babar for his poor captaincy in the longest format.
Former Pakistani spinner Danish Kaneria was one of those who criticised the Pakistani team after the series loss. He also stated that Babar Azam has no chance and that there is no need to compare him to Virat Kohli.
The year 2022 hasn't gone as expected, as Babar and his team would have liked. This year, they have lost five tests at home out of the eight they have played. Their performance in red-ball cricket has been diametrically opposed to their performance in white-ball cricket.
In a video posted on his YouTube channel, Kaneria trolled the Pakistani skipper and urged fans to stop comparing him with the likes of Virat and Rohit Sharma. He also stated that the current Pakistan team lacks players of the calibre of either of these Indian legends.
Kaneria said, "People should stop comparing Babar Azam to Virat Kohli. Pakistan have nobody in their team who can be compared to Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Babar Azam is a big zero as captain. He doesn't deserve to lead the team. He is not capable of leading the team, especially when it comes to Test cricket."
Furthermore, the former spinner stated that Babar is not capable of leading the test team, and he had the option of learning from Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum in the series. He also said that Babar should keep his ego aside and take suggestions from former skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, who is part of the squad.
After a 3-0 loss, Pakistan has slipped to the 7th spot in the ongoing WTC table. They will now face New Zealand for two tests starting on December 22. And if Pakistan loses those games as well, then there will be a big question mark over Babar's captaincy.