Babar Azam opens up about Imam’s tweet and Rizwan’s blunt assertion


Babar Azam, the captain of the Pakistan cricket staff, opened up concerning the feedback and tweet made by his teammates, Mohammad Rizwan and Imam ul Haq, in the course of the recently-concluded five-match ODI sequence between Pakistan and New Zealand, which the hosts received by 4-1.

Within the post-match press convention after the fifth ODI in Karachi, Babar shared his opinion on his teammates’ statements and clarified the staff’s stance on the matter.

Earlier than the third ODI in a presser in Karachi, Rizwan had expressed his need to bat at quantity 4 within the batting-order and stated that he’s not joyful batting at quantity 5.

Pakistan captain, nonetheless, took a extra measured strategy to the scenario and stated that Rizwan shared his want to bat up within the order but in addition emphasised that the gamers had been effectively conscious of the staff’s necessities and priorities.

“Rizwan stated it is my want to play at 4 however we should maintain the staff’s requirement in thoughts and that is how we are going to talk with the gamers. It is a staff the place no participant says I need to play at this particular quantity,” Babar stated.

“Everyone seems to be enjoying for Pakistan and Rizwan has carried out at each batting positions. Each participant is striving for the staff’s win and Rizwan is without doubt one of the greatest gamers…he has received us many video games,” he added.

Then again, Imam posted a cryptic tweet on Sunday morning, which garnered a number of consideration from followers, who thought that the opener is upset after being dropped within the fourth and fifth ODI match towards the Kiwis.


“Life is an surprising journey so by no means count on something from anybody”. Be affected person, Allah is watching❗️

— Imam Ul Haq (@ImamUlHaq12) Could 7, 2023


Babar stated that the extent of unity inside the staff was good they usually have a tradition of resolving any inside conflicts inside the staff itself, moderately than taking them public.

“I have never checked my cellular and do not know what Imam has tweeted. There aren’t any disgruntled gamers in our staff and the unity is nice. We attempt to resolve our issues inside ourselves and never take them out,” Babar replied to a query about Imam’s aforementioned tweet.

“We’re like a household and our belief stage is excellent. I don’t assume Imam’s tweet could be associated to him being excluded from remaining two ODIs,” he added.

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