Babar Azam Reply After Imam Cryptic Tweet
The all-format captain of the Pakistan national cricket team, Babar Azam replied to Imam’s cryptic tweet and dispelled rumors of a fracture among the players by stating, “The team is united and there are no differences.”
On Sunday, Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq posted a cryptic tweet that was interpreted as an indirect means of expressing his wrath at being benched for the fourth and fifth ODIs of the recently concluded PAK vs NZ ODI series.
“Life is an unexpected journey, so never expect anything from anyone,” He wrote, “Be patient, Allah is watching.”
“Life is an unexpected journey so never expect anything from anyone”. Be patient, Allah is watching❗️
— Imam Ul Haq (@ImamUlHaq12) May 7, 2023
When queried about Imam’s enigmatic tweet during Sunday’s post-match press conference, Babar responded that he had not yet seen it but would do so later.
“No one on this team becomes enraged. Our team’s unity is exceptional, and it will remain so,” he added.
And when something similar occurs, we strive to keep it to ourselves because the level of trust between us is quite high. The 28-year-old also dismissed allegations that the Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to retain him as captain until the ODI World Cup later this year, stating that he was unaware of the decision.
“I am unaware if this decision has been reached by the council. Regarding this, there has been no communication with me.”
Babar, when asked about Pakistan’s potential squad for the mega-event, stated that he and the management had 15 to 20 players in mind, whose identities would not be disclosed until the World Cup.
“Every match leading up to the World Cup is crucial for us, and we’re trying to make the most of them,” he said.
The Pakistan captain elaborated on the team’s performance in the recently concluded five-match ODI series against New Zealand by saying, “There were many positives and we were able to evaluate our bench strength during the series.”
We attempted to scour the Black Caps, but we were unable to complete the task as intended.
“We had hoped to end the series on a more positive note, but early wickets led to our loss,” he lamented.
New Zealand, led by Tom Latham, defeated Pakistan by 47 runs in the final ODI at National Bank Cricket Arena on Sunday, preventing Pakistan from sweeping the series 5-0. Pakistan was dethroned from the No. 1 position in the ODI rankings, which they attained for the first time in history following Friday’s dominant victory in the fourth ODI.
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