Captain Babar Azam expressed frustration in the dressing room after Pakistan’s elimination from the Asia Cup by Sri Lanka.
Pakistan failed to defend their score of 252 runs, allowing Sri Lanka to win by a narrow margin of 2 wickets. Reports suggest that Babar Azam addressed his players and urged them to stop acting like “superstars” and emphasized the importance of the upcoming World Cup.
Babar Azam reportedly said, “Don’t consider yourselves as superstars; the World Cup is on the horizon. If we had played as a united front, we could have won this match.” It’s worth noting that the captain had publicly supported all the players in a press conference.
Pakistan entered the tournament with a strong squad but was plagued by injuries, which disrupted the team’s composition. With the ODI World Cup approaching, Pakistan will aim to regroup, with players working to regain their form and fitness.