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‘PSL ki pital bhul gaya itni aasani se’ – Fans disagree with Mohammad Amir as he calls Babar Azam ‘unthreatening’ in T20 cricket

Former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir hasn’t rated Babar Azam threatening enough for T20s.

Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir
Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir believes that current Pakistan skipper Babar Azam isn’t threatening enough in T20 cricket. Talking about the latter’s strike rate in the shortest format, he strikes at 128.40 in T20Is and 128.68 in domestic T20s. This has been the major reason for the experts questioning his place in Pakistan’s T20I side. Meanwhile, Amir’s statement has created a furore on Twitter.

“I have always said that he is a great batter in Tests and ODIs. In T20s, I have a different opinion related to him. As a bowler, I don’t see Babar as threatening in the T20 format. Now if someone gives the wrong angle to this statement then I can only pray for his guidance,” said Amir to Tabish Hashmi during a show on Geo News.

This is how Twitter reacted

I never called Babar Azam a tailender: Mohammad Amir

During the same interview, the two-time World Championship winner for Pakistan also clarified the rumor of him calling Azam a tailender.

“Show me one interview in which I said that Babar is an average player or a tailender. In all my interviews, I have called him the best batsman of Pakistan, which I am saying with my own mouth, and have said in many places, that it is difficult to bowl against him in ODI and Test matches due to his technique. So, would I call him a tailender? Let me make it clear to these people,” said Amir.

“My point was that whether it’s Babar or a number 11 playing, taking wickets is important for me because it benefits the team. For example, if 12 runs are needed in the last 2 overs and 8 wickets are down, then tailenders are the ones playing, right? So, they are also equally important to dismiss. That was my point. For me, every wicket is important whether it is Babar’s or a tailender’s,” he added later.

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  1. Salim Raza

    May 31, 2023 at 12:39 pm

    If strike rate is an issue than rizwan is also not threatening and Dhoni was also less threatening than Babar Azam.

    Aamir however is not at all relevant when it comes to commenting on world class batsman like Babar.

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