‘Our team not as bad as…’: Javed Miandad, Misbah ul Haq back Babar Azam | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Pakistan legends Javed Miandad and Misbah ul Haq on Tuesday got here to the protection of Babar Azam, emphasizing that it is unfair to put the complete blame on the captain for the below-par efficiency within the just lately concluded Asia Cup.
Miandad and Misbah additionally adviced the authorities to chorus from overreacting after the Asia Cup disappointment. Addressing the media in Karachi, each urged in opposition to singling out Babar for criticism.
“Why blame Babar Azam solely when the remainder of the workforce did not carry out as nicely within the Asia Cup matches in opposition to India and Sri Lanka,” Miandad mentioned.
Each the stalwarts, who’ve performed World Cups in India, additionally suggested the gamers to not let the considered taking part in the mega-event in India have an effect on them psychologically.
“Look our workforce just isn’t as dangerous because it performed within the Asia Cup. It has loads of potential to do nicely within the World Cup. Solely factor is how shortly our gamers cope and modify to taking part in in Indian situations earlier than massive crowds and in a rustic the place they’ll encounter some hostility,” Miandad mentioned.
The veteran batsman, who had three tenures as Pakistan coach, mentioned the gamers must study from their efficiency within the Asia Cup and plan forward for the World Cup.
“The earlier this suspense concerning the last squad is ended the higher it’s for us within the mega-event,” Miandad mentioned.
He mentioned whereas different groups have introduced their squads and appeared settled, there was pointless panic in Pakistan cricket after simply two defeats within the Asia Cup.
Misbah additionally mentioned that Pakistan would solely do nicely if everybody within the squad contributes collectively.
“Do not simply anticipate Babar to carry out each time. This isn’t potential. This workforce has been profitable as a collective unit they usually should do not forget that even in India,” he mentioned.
He mentioned Babar had now been the captain for 3 years and he would solely get higher in taking tactical and management choices with time.
“Now just isn’t the time to speak about his captaincy. He’s somebody who might be relied upon within the World Cup as a captain and batsman.”
The previous captain additionally felt that speculations and discussions about division within the dressing room and rumours a couple of participant leaking inside info would solely harm the workforce spirit.
“I’ve labored with these gamers as captain, coach and chief selector and I again them to do nicely within the World Cup,” Misbah mentioned.
(With inputs from PTI)

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