The Pakistani cricket team is going through a very tough phase as they have lost their last three matches in the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023 and the biggest setback for them was the defeat against Afghanistan as this was the first time that they lost an ODI to Afghanistan.
Babar Azam-led Pakistani cricket team started their tournament on a good note by winning the first two matches but they lost their third match to India and then they lost their fourth match to Australia. Everyone felt that Pakistan will make a comeback against Afghanistan and it will once again start winning matches but all the Pakistani cricket fans were shocked to see how Afghanistan dominated the Pakistani team in the match, especially the fearless and confident manner in which they batted and defeated Pakistan by 8 wickets.
Babar Azam is the number one ODI batter as per the ICC rankings and before the tournament started, the Pakistan team was touted as one of the strongest contenders of the trophy but now their chances of playing the semi-finals are also bleak in view of the fact that they need to win all the four remaining matches for securing a place in top four. After the humiliating defeat against Afghanistan, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam accepted that his team played below par and this defeat will certainly hurt them.
There is no doubt that the Pakistani players must have got emotional after this defeat and recently during a show, Mohammad Yousuf claimed that Babar Azam cried after the defeat and he extended his support towards the Pakistan skipper.
A Pakistani cricket journalist tweeted, “I heard Babar Azam cried after the defeat against Afghanistan last night. It’s not only Babar’s fault, the entire team and management is involved. We are with Babar Azam in this tough time and the entire nation is with him’ – Mohammad Yousuf”
'I heard Babar Azam cried after the defeat against Afghanistan last night. It's not only Babar's fault, the entire team and management is involved. We are with Babar Azam in this tough time and the entire nation is with him' – Mohammad Yousuf 💔💔 #CWC23 #PAKvsAFG pic.twitter.com/UzNCzDVfxy
— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) October 24, 2023
Soon the Pakistan cricket fans also tweeted in Babar Azam’s support:
100 percent agree with him 💯
— Tanveer Hassan (@tanveercric56_) October 24, 2023
Yes we are#SixTONES_火金の法則
— ×8ighty1ne× (@warsiking) October 24, 2023
PCB and the selection committee are responsible too.
The chairman of PCB is directly responsible.
— Sarwar Khan (@serverkhanbaba) October 24, 2023
We all are With Babar❤️
— Shaheen Shah Afridi (Army) (@SSAfridiArmy10) October 24, 2023
Don't cry, Babar. It wasn't your fault. You fielded well, batted well, and you're the number one in the world.
— Farhad khan (@imFarhadkhan) October 24, 2023
We will support him. But make changes in the team please
— Irshad ullah (@Irshad__ullah) October 24, 2023
Stay strong King 👑 pic.twitter.com/SeAnS7uvx5
— Saqib Khan (@saqibkhan_10) October 24, 2023
What is your opinion in this regard?