Shahid Afridi slams Gautam Gambhir for calling Babar Azam ‘selfish’ player

 Shahid Afridi slams Gautam Gambhir for calling Babar Azam ‘selfish’ player

Gautam Gambhir, Babar Azam, Shahid Afridi (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former India and Pakistan skippers, Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi are having a war of words over Babar Azam. Recently, the two-time World Cup winner didn’t mince words while expressing his views on Babar Azam’s batting. The former called Azam a ‘selfish’ player. Gambhir had added that a player needs to think about their team first while describing Babar’s batting in the shortest format of the game.

“In my opinion, first, you think about your team instead of yourself; if nothing goes according to your plan, you should have sent Fakhar Zaman up the batting order. This is called selfishness; as a captain, it is easy to be selfish. It is easy for Babar and Rizwan to open the innings for Pakistan and create so many records. If you want to be a leader, you have to think about your team”, Gambhir had said on air during Pakistan vs Netherlands game on October 30.

Will ask Babar Azam to say something about Gautam Gambhir: Shahid Afridi

In reply, the 2009 20-20 World Cup winner did mice words on Gambhir either. In a conversation, he said that after the ongoing 20-20 World Cup 2022, we can ask the current Pakistan skipper to give a reply to Gambhir’s words.

Tournament k baad koshish karenge Babar ko bole ki unke baare mein bhi kuch bole kyuki wo bhi toh ghar jayenge na. [During the tournament, we’ll try and tell Babar to say something about him. Afterall, he (Gambhir) will head straight back home to India too],” Afridi said on Samaa TV.

“There is always criticism but you need to be very careful with words. You should use words that it should come as an advice for the player and you can make the people understand it as well. As far as Babar is concerned, he has given so many match-winning performances. The consistency with which he has scored, very few Pakistan batters have. He may not have risen to the expectations which is why he is facing some flak.”


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