Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram, following Pakistan’s loss to Sri Lanka, spoke about Babar Azam’s captaincy and claimed that he needs to be more aggressive in his approach.
Pakistan won the toss and opted to bowl first and got off to a dream start as they restricted the Lankans to 58-5. However, the captaincy from there onward paved the way for Lankans to get back in the game.
Speaking about Sri Lanka’s revival, Akram said that Babar Azam needs to go for the kill when he sees the opportunity.
“Babar has to learn quickly that when the opposition is 5 wickets down, get your main bowlers on. Don’t worry about the last 2 overs,” Akram said.
Rajapaksha’s heroic innings of unbeaten 71 helped Sri Lanka post a challenging 171-run target on board, which Pakistan fell short by 23 runs.
This was Sri Lanka’s first-ever T20I Asia Cup victory and it was especially important for them considering the situation back home for them.