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‘Extraordinarily unusual’: Gautam Gambhir on Babar Azam’s captaincy after Pakistan’s Asia Cup ouster – Occasions of India

NEW DELHI: Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir expressed sturdy criticism of Babar Azam‘s captaincy terming it ‘extraordinarily unusual’ following Pakistan‘s failure to succeed in the Asia Cup remaining after dropping to Sri Lanka in a rain-hit Tremendous 4 conflict in Colombo on Thursday.
Babar’s staff suffered a defeat in a nail-biting contest that concluded with Charith Asalanka stealing six runs within the remaining two balls of the match.

Gambhir was notably displeased with skipper Babar’s discipline placements and his administration of Pakistan’s bowlers throughout the sport. He prompt that with some strategic changes, Pakistan might have prevented conceding a number of further runs on the sector.
“For me, extraordinarily unusual captaincy as nicely. There was a 4 hit in Zaman Khan‘s over over mid-off and there was one other 4 hit in Shaheen Shah Afridi’s over over mid-off, and each these deliveries had been slower ones. If you wish to bowl slower ones, preserve the mid-off fielder at long-off and produce the third man up. That is very simple captaincy. Think about should you had 13 runs left within the final over, it might have been tough for Sri Lanka,” Gambhir stated in his evaluation on Star Sports activities.
“You had been permitting the sport to float at one stage. You needed to finish your sixth bowler’s quota. It does not work out like that. When the partnership was creating between Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama, you need to have introduced in your predominant bowlers and tried to choose up wickets,” Gambhir additional defined.


Mendis’ spectacular knock of 91 and an unbeaten 49 from Asalanka proved pivotal as Sri Lanka narrowly defeated Pakistan by two wickets in an exciting last-ball encounter, establishing the ultimate towards India.
In pursuit of a DLS revised goal of 252 in a 42-overs-a-side contest, Sri Lanka discovered themselves needing eight runs from the ultimate over. They managed to attain this goal with Asalanka delivering the decisive blow on the final ball.
“Pakistan might have received this sport solely by taking wickets. If Sri Lanka had batted until the tip, they might have received sooner than they really did. I really feel Babar must be barely higher in his captaincy as ODI cricket is just not like T20 cricket,” Gambhir stated whereas talking concerning the sport.

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