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[Watch] 'When Your Captain Is A Selfish Player...':  Parthiv Patel Gets Brutal About Babar Azam

Babar Azam mocked by Parthiv Patel after T20 WC 2024 (x.com)Babar Azam mocked by Parthiv Patel after T20 WC 2024 (x.com)

Former Indian cricketer Parthiv Patel has joined the chorus of criticism aimed at Pakistan skipper Babar Azam and the national cricket team following their disappointing early exit from the T20 World Cup 2024.

Speaking on the latest episode of "Cyrus Says - For the Love of Cricket," Parthiv Patel, along with Bollywood actress Saiyami Kher, engaged in a humorous yet critical discussion about Pakistan's cricketing woes.

Watch: Parthiv Patel Mocks Babar Azam

Parthiv Patel didn't hold back, highlighting the contrast between past Pakistani cricketing legends like Inzamam-ul-Haq, Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar, and Younis Khan, known for their fighting spirit and determination, and current captain Babar Azam.

He criticized Babar for what he termed as selfish captaincy, suggesting that Babar prioritizes his batting order and herself over shouldering responsibility for the team's performance.

In the past, they had players like Inzamam and Wasim Akram who showed great determination. Now, there's Babar Azam, Parthiv remarked pointing out Azam's comparatively low strike rate of 120 in T20 cricket, which he believes is insufficient in today's game where teams aim for strike rates averaging 160-170.

Parthiv's comments echoed sentiments expressed globally, including by former Pakistani cricketing icon Wasim Akram, who also blamed Babar for Pakistan's lackluster showing in the tournament.

Parthiv and Saiyami further lightened the mood by poking fun at Pakistan's left-handed opener Fakhar Zaman, particularly his name pronunciation.