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'Rizwan Befriends Babar, Shaheen': Report Reveals Rift In PAK Camp Before IND Clash


There's an internal rift between Babar and Shaheen (x.com)

Just when the fans thought the high-stakes clash between India and Pakistan couldn't get any more intense, a sensational twist has emerged from the Pakistan camp. 

Insiders reveal a brewing rift between two of the team’s biggest stars, Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi, threatening to tear the squad apart on the eve of their crucial T20 World Cup 2024 clash against archrivals India.

According to a report from a local Pakistani journalist, the Men in Green have fractured into three distinct subgroups, each rallying around their big three: Babar Azam, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Mohammad Rizwan

Sources close to the team suggest that the growing discord has reached a boiling point, casting a dark shadow over their World Cup campaign.

The origins of this dramatic rift trace back to disagreements over team strategy and individual roles. During last year’s ODI World Cup, similar reports emerged suggesting a rift between Babar and Shaheen, but both quashed the rumours at the time. 

Shaheen was made T20I captain after Babar stepped down but was removed from the job after just one series loss to New Zealand. Again, reports swirled about a potential rift, but both denied them ahead of travelling to the UK.

Babar’s decisions during recent matches have reportedly irked Afridi. Meanwhile, Rizwan’s attempts to mediate have been met with mixed reactions, adding to the internal strife.

Babar has always been the face of Pakistani cricket. His leadership has garnered a loyal following within the team, particularly among the senior players. 

However, whispers of dissent have surfaced, with some members questioning his strategic decisions and his ability to unify the squad under immense pressure.

Whether true or not, these talks of rifts can have severe impacts on the team’s performance, especially ahead of the highly anticipated clash between India and Pakistan.