Fakhar Zaman’s sensational kind continued as he hit one other century to assist Pakistan seal a seven-wicket win in opposition to New Zealand within the second One Day Worldwide (ODI) on the Pindi Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
The left-handed opener performed a superb knock of 180 not out off 144 balls, mentioning his third consecutive ODI century and tenth general.,
In the course of the post-match evaluation, former Pakistan girls’s cricket staff captain Sana Mir praised Fakhar’s efficiency and highlighted her significance to the staff. Nevertheless, his feedback have been perceived by some followers of Babar Azam as an oblique jibe on the present Pakistan captain.
It’s because Babar has confronted criticism for his strike-rate previously, with some followers and former cricketers suggesting that he doesn’t rating quick sufficient. Sana Mir’s remark, which emphasised Fakhar’s capability to attain runs at a great strike-rate whereas chasing a excessive goal, was seen by some as a distinction to Babar’s method.
“We have been additionally speaking off-air that his (Fakhar) runs are all the time for the staff. If he scores 100, he does it at a strike-rate of 125, which is essential if you end up batting near 350. Chasing down the goal, and never at a strike-rate of 100. That is why he is essential for this staff, as a result of the place we have already got gamers who play run-a-ball, 300 His function turns into essential in chases of greater than runs.” Mir mentioned.
One thing is incorrect with this video. pic.twitter.com/BjSFqeEQqP
— Usman Asghar (@uasghar18) April 30, 2023
Some followers of Babar Azam took to social media to specific their displeasure over Sana Mir’s feedback, accusing the captain of taking a dig.
Time to deliver again this “private milestone” of Babar as ma’am Sana Mir feels he scores runs for himself 🤡 https://t.co/TdrPJVhfNe pic.twitter.com/GpQ78jqnE7
Understanding || Mama Bear Fan || none and ts stan acc (@papukashmiri) April 30, 2023
Babar Azam has increased strike price in WODI than Sana Mir in Check cricket pic.twitter.com/gbhPjIW5du
– Ikhlas 5.0 (Imad FC) (@EkhlasKhan8) April 30, 2023
Everybody is asking out Babar FC for criticizing Sana Mir. Sure, he made a legitimate level however a former cricketer/present commentator/analyst ought to know that taking part in with 100+ SR and taking part in for the staff are two various things. His selection of phrases was incorrect (1)
— nosetalgic (@N0SEtalgic) April 30, 2023
Nevertheless, others defended Sana, arguing that his remarks weren’t directed at Babar and that he was merely praising Fakhar’s efficiency.
Sana Mir didn’t even title Babar Azam and Twitter attacked herpic.twitter.com/fXCNknvTAW
— Imran Siddiqui (@imransiddique89) April 30, 2023
Babar FC is now trolling Sana Mir even Sana did not take Babar’s title in that complete dialog, have some disgrace, I wager these FC did not even begin watching cricket video games when he Was taking part in for Pakistan, Sana Mir is the legend of Pakistan
– Shoaib (@ShoaibAbbasiiii) April 30, 2023
No marvel Babar Azam fan membership is now behind Sana Mir after watching this! #PAKvNZ https://t.co/MmPeyklMmA
— Imran Durrani (@imrandurrani) April 30, 2023
So what Sana Mir mentioned was “spot on” and she or he was not attempting to make enjoyable of any participant who in accordance with Babar FC is Babar. So I’ve made this complete thread for these people who find themselves trolling Sana Mir and for these folks (particular mafia) who’re utilizing that video to criticize Babar.
— Shazma Gilani (@ShazmaSpeaks) April 30, 2023
No matter interpretation, it’s clear that Babar’s strike-rate stays a subject of dialogue amongst cricket followers and analysts.