Wasim Akram issues clarification following criticism for ‘scolding’ Babar Azam [Video]

Wasim Akram chatting furiously with Babar Azam

Cricket fans are not happy with legendary cricketer and Karachi Kings’ President Wasim Akram for lashing out at Babar Azam. The former captain was seen giving directions to the Kings’ skipper but in a rather harsh way.

The former Pakistan Super League (PSL) champions are yet to open their account in the tournament. The Babar Azam XI has lost eight consecutive matches. They are the only team in the history of PSL to lose eight matches in a row.

Karachi Kings were looking to get their first victory of the tournament against the in form Multan Sultans. However, Chris Jordan conceded 20 runs in the 19th over, leaving only 9 to be defended in the last over.

Rilee Rossouw won the game with a maximum to help Multan register their seventh victory of the tournament. During the 19th over, Wasim Akram didn’t hide his frustration as he chatted furiously with his colleagues in the dugout.

Then in the last over, the Kings’ president came towards Babar Azam, who was fielding on the boundary rope. Akram seemed unhappy with Babar’s captaincy.

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Netizens thought that Wasim Akram was a little too harsh on Babar Azam. Some thought that it was his fault and not the players because he picked this team.

Here’s how netizens reacted:

Wasim Akram’s clarification:

Akram has now issued clarification following the social media outrage. He said that he is surprised to see the reaction from the fans. He also revealed what he was talking to Babar Azam about.

“What I was saying was ‘why our bowlers are not bowling yorkers or slower ones offside off’.”

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