After the clash, former Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez has slammed Babar and told Rahi Cricket, “Babar Azam’s captaincy is like a sacred cow that cannot be criticized. It’s the third consecutive big game that we are seeing flaws in Babar captaincy, but we keep hearing that by the time he gets to the age of 32 he will learn. In today’s match, from the 7th over till the 11th over, when India were struggling for even 4 runs an over, why did Babar not fulfil the spin quota overs in that time frame?.”
Following the India defeat, Pakistan will now face Zimbabwe at Perth on Thursday (October 27) whereas India will also take the field on the same day, facing the Netherlands at the SCG, Sydney. While India will be eager to make it two wins in a row, Babar & Co. will look to move past their opening clash and get off the mark in the points table.