Babar Azam is struggling because of PCB and Pakistan team management? Former coach gave a big statement citing the example of Virat Kohli


Babar Azam could only score 21, 14, 1 and 41 runs in four innings against Australia.

Babar Azam and Mushtaq Ahmed. (Image Source: Getty Images)

Pakistan’s tour of Australia 2023-24, AUS vs PAK: Former Pakistan cricketer and former coach Mushtaq Ahmed praised Babar Azam, who was going through a bad phase.Babar Azam) was advised to take a break from the game to make a strong comeback like India’s Virat Kohli.

The former Pakistan captain has been struggling since playing a brilliant inning of 151 runs against Nepal in the 2023 Asia Cup. Babar Azam also flopped in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 and due to this he had to resign from the post of captain of Pakistan in all three formats of the game.

Babar Azam is in dire need of a break: Mushtaq Ahmed

After stepping down from Pakistan captaincy, Babar was hoping for a fresh start in the three-match Test series being played in Australia, but the story is the same as he scored only 21, 14, 1 and 41 runs in the four innings of the first two Test matches. Could make. Seeing this, Mushtaq Ahmed said that Babar Azam should have been given rest from the Australia tour, which the star batsman desperately needs.

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Mushtaq Ahmed was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan, “Babar Azam has performed brilliantly and he is our hero. He is considered one of the top players in the world. However, Babar faced challenges such as the Asia Cup and World Cup defeats, and then lost the captaincy amid rumors and difficulties. In our culture we often fail to realize the need for breaks.

Babar is tired: Mushtaq Ahmed

If I were part of the team management or PCB, I would definitely have suggested giving some rest to Babar. Tells him to leave these three test matches and focus on the upcoming series. If nothing happens in the next Test match or ODI match, then such a big player will suddenly give up and his morale will be broken. Many times we put big achievements at stake for small successes.

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Babar needs a mental break/mentally away from the game for some time because he is tired. We coach all over the world, and when we feel that a player is mentally troubled, we give him a break of 2 or 3 matches. When Virat Kohli was not in form, he also took a break and after returning from the break, he did not have to struggle that much. Pakistan team management should have taken responsibility and advised Babar to rest.”

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