At National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan managed to save the Karachi test on the 5th day against Australia as the 2nd test of Australia tour of Pakistan which started on 12 March 2022 ended in a draw. Pakistan was chasing a mammoth total of 506 runs in the 4th innings and after batting for 1000+ balls and almost 5 sessions they managed to escape a defeat by the the hands of Aussies. Pakistani captain Babar Azam was the highest run getter in the 4th innings for Pakistan as he scored 196 runs.
After this 196 runs knock of Babar Azam many top cricketing legends were lauding the performance of Babar as some of them are even going to the extent of calling him the greatest batsman of modern era but the reality is completely different as it seems that Babar Azam is amongst the most selfish players in the game of cricket the world has ever seen and we will tell you why.
As we earlier said that Babar Azam scored 196 runs in 4th innings but he took around 425 runs to score those runs and his strike rate was 46.12 which is awful. Babar got out in the final session of Day 5 when Pakistan’s score was 392 runs and Nathan Lyon took his wicket as he got out by Marnus Labuschagne.
Although many are saying due to Babar’s brilliant efforts the Karachi test got saved by Pakistan team but is it really the right approach to play competitive test cricket. The answer is no, as if Babar is really that much of a great player then he would’ve have gone for the win and should not have wasted that many balls just to score his first double century which he eventually failed to do so anyways.
Now we know that many Pakistan cricket fans and Babar Azam fans will say that we are saying this just because we have something against Babar but just think about it for a second, what if Pakistan loses the next Gaddafi test, then Babar Azam will be the one who should be held responsible for Pakistan losing this series to Australia as he cost a victory to his own team against Australia just for the greed of scoring his first double hundred.