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[Watch] Babar Azam 'Falls Cheaply' vs Pace Of ENG Speedster In Final World Cup 2023 Game

image-lou4nqdlBabar Azam after getting dismissed against ENG (AP Photos)

Babar Azam is considered as one of the leading batters in world cricket currently and is consistency has been his biggest strength over the years. However, the man has been under some serious criticism in World Cup 2023 for to his batting failures as well as his mediocre leadership. The game against England at Eden Gardens was his last chance to redeem himself but after a decent start, he once again failed to kick on and get a big score.

Gus Atkinson, the young English speedster got the big wicket of Babar Azam off a short delivery, bringing Pakistan on back foot in their 338-run chase. It was the last delivery of the 14th over and Pakistan had already lost both their openers. They needed Rizwan and Babar to build a solid partnership and bat long but Babar decided to take on the short ball and paid a heavy price as he departed for 38 off 45 balls.

Watch Babar Azam departs on 38 against ENG

Gus Atkinson is known for his raw pace and he did exactly that as he banged it short on off. Babar Azam went for the pull shot but hit it straight to Adil Rashid to mid-wicket. The English spinner took a fine catch and it was another moment of disappointment for Pakistan fans who might already battling frustration after Pakistan were officially knocked out of World Cup 2023.