Pakistan have not had the best of campaigns in the Asia Cup. The Men in Green have been knocked out of the tournament. They lost to Sri Lanka in a virtual semi-final that the Islanders won by 2 wickets. The Men in Green lost to India by a whopping margin of 228 runs in the Super Four stage. They have come crashing down after they had a great start in the Group stage at home.
On another note, According to Bolnews, the Pakistan Cricket dressing room got into a heated argument post-Asia Cup exit. Babar told the Pakistan players that they were not playing responsibly enough. To which Shaheen Afridi said that the captain should appreciate the players who batted and bowled well. Babar did not take kindly to the interruption and said ‘I know who’s performing well’.
Pakistan fast bowlers have suffered some injuries in Asia Cup 2023
Mohammad Rizwan came to broker peace between the two players. The Men in Green had a great start at home in the Group stages when Pakistan bulldozed Nepal by 238 runs in Multan. Babar and Iftikhar Ahmed both struck hundreds. The though the Group Stage fixture against India was rained out, the bowlers did very well and kept India to 266.
In the first match of the Super Fours, Pakistan beat Bangladesh in dominating fashion by 7 wickets. However, this was the last time they were going up the curve as they suffered two huge losses that cost them their campaign. The Men in Green have also been playing cricket for a long time which has caused a few players injuries.
Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf did not play all the games in the Continental tournament. Zaman Khan and Mohammad Wasim Jr. came in as replacements. Pakistan have won the Asia Cup twice and won a World Cup in 1992. The Men in Green will be looking to make a statement in India where the 2023 World Cup will be held.
Let us take a look at the reactions on Twitter:
— Kapil Pratap Singh (@kapil9994) September 16, 2023
Video mil gaya dressing room ka merko guys 😂🤣
Shaheen vs Babar 🤺pic.twitter.com/3v0at6DIdK
— 𝐒𝐮𝐯𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐚🕊️❥𝕾𝖙𝖆𝖓✰ᵇᵘⁿⁿʸ✰ (@Suvarna_17) September 16, 2023
Dressing room scene pic.twitter.com/4Ao4HmC6YF
— karan. (@karrrannn) September 16, 2023
Babar is honestly a pathetic captain. Understood that in the game Ind scored 260 itself. This is the best Pak team since 2010 and he couldn’t even lead them to finish above Bangladesh lol. I think a change of captaincy will be good for both Babar and Pak
— Gokz (@Gokz52955494) September 16, 2023
Khudko captaincy nhi ati dusro pe dosh de ra
— Er.Atul Vaidya🇮🇳🚩 (@atulvai04795672) September 16, 2023
TV kitni phodi ye bta rhe hai
— Mukesh Bangra (चौधरी) (@MukeshBangra12) September 16, 2023
Shaheen indirectly said to Babar Khud se run nhi ban rhe aur humhe gyaan de rha hai
— Gaurav Gulati (@gulatiLFC) September 16, 2023
Ego will kill this team..
— Extraa Cover (@ExtraaaCover) September 16, 2023
With full attention pic.twitter.com/P9PrhxSX65
— लक्ष्या (@rider_provider7) September 16, 2023
228 runs defeat from India completely destroyed Pakistan Cricket
They finished at last in Asia cup
Half of their squad got injured in match
Differences in players started surfacing
Finally bubble of lumber one team is busted
— Shubman Gang (@ShubmanGang) September 16, 2023
Zimbabar is angry ig🤣🤣🤣🤣
— msd_stan (@bdrijalab) September 16, 2023
Lol yeh log ek dusre ko hi marenge aab.
Perfect example of how a captain shouldn’t be!
— CricketPinocchio (@Mr_Pokynose) September 16, 2023