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Former Pakistan captain Moin Khan slammed Babar Azam for his “negative” captaincy within the Asia Cup closing in opposition to Sri Lanka. In a dialogue on Boss News, Moin identified that Babar Azam w=ought to have attacked extra when Sri Lanka had misplaced half their facet within the first 10 overs. He stated that Babar did not set attacking fields and will have bowled his strike bowlers to result in an early finish to the Sri Lankan innings. Sri Lanka had been decreased to 58/5 in 8.5 overs however went on to attain 170 and Moin put the blame squarely on Babar.
“The way Sri Lanka came back after losing 5 wickets and how Rajapaksa played like a senior pro, I think it was a commendable performance and I want to congratulate them.
“I feel once they (Pakistan) acquired a wicket by way of a part-time bowler then they need to have backed him and likewise stored a slip. As Rashid (Latif) stated Babar ought to have bowled together with his strike bowler. This what widespread sense is when you’re captaining a facet.
“Don’t know why he was trying to stretch the match. He (Babar) must have started thinking about the death overs. When you start getting negative, you can’t plan. You play attacking cricket when you are positive. So I think we played into Sri Lanka’s hands by not setting attacking field and bowling our strike bowlers when we had the upper hand.
“They bowled badly and the bowling modifications had been equally dangerous,” Moin opined.
This was Sri Lanka’s sixth Asia Cup triumph. Pakistan has won it twice while India has won the continental event 7 times.
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