Babar Azam furious with Asif Ali: The Pakistani captain was unhappy with his batsman after he became part of the batting collapse.
During the second T20I of the ongoing Pakistan’s tour of Australia in Canberra, Pakistan captain Babar Azam was furious with batsman Asif Ali after he got out after playing an uncalled for shot and became part of a batting collapse.
It all happened on the second delivery of the 12th over when Ali’s attempt of forcing a slog sweep off Australia all-rounder Ashton Agar saw him hitting the ball straight to Pat Cummins at deep mid-wicket. Coming in to bat at No. 5 in the 10th over, Ali ended up scoring 4 (5).
It is worth mentioning that on the previous delivery Azam had hit an Agar delivery down the ground. Having shown keen interest in running two runs, Azam had to settle for only one run as Ali refused a run which should have been taken.
Had Ali not refused the run, he would have been on the non-striker’s end on the delivery when he got out. Both the events happening on consecutive deliveries saw the visiting skipper lose his temper.
After Azam won the toss and chose to bat, the visitors ended up scoring 150/6 in 20 overs. While Azam played well for his 50 (38), it was all-rounder Iftikhar Ahmed who powered his team to a respectable total. Remaining unbeaten till the end, Ahmed scored 62* (34) with the help of five fours and three sixes.
With bowling figures of 4-0-23-2, Agar was the pick of the bowlers for Australia. Apart from him, fast bowlers Cummins and Kane Richrdson took a wicket apiece.
Babar Azam furious with Asif Ali
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 5, 2019
How Twitter reacted:
— Muhammad Noman (@Nomancricket29) November 5, 2019
— Afshan Chohan (@ChohanAfshan) November 5, 2019
*Lord Asif Ali giving catch on long off/on for 453,356th time.*
— Jibran T. Siddiqui (@jibransiddiqui) November 5, 2019
Babar is Fucking Furious there with Asif Ali dismissal Shot..!!
— Lucifer (@HeLL_On_Fire_) November 5, 2019
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