Babar Azam, the all-format skipper of Pakistan, has recovered from a lacklustre performance at the Asia Cup 2022 with strong showings in the recent tri-series in New Zealand and the T20I series against England.
Famous TV broadcaster Aftab Iqbal blasted Babar Azam after the fourth match of the tri-series in New Zealand, saying that the all-format captain has become egoistic and is no longer a star in his eyes.
During the post-match press conference after Pakistan’s last group stage encounter against Bangladesh, in which Babar hit 55 runs off 40 balls, one of the journalists brought up Aftab Iqbal’s remark.
A journalist questioned Babar Azam about how he handles criticism of his captaincy in a video that quickly became popular on social media in response to the senior journalist’s harsh remarks in a TV show.
The fashionable batter reacted to the query pretty hilariously with, “By the way, I have no idea who you are referring to. I’ve never even met him. Such things occur whether we win or lose, he continued.
At a press conference prior to the T20I series against England last month, Babar also addressed Aaqib Javed’s criticism, noting that while it was his personal perspective, players did not discuss other people’s opinions in the locker room.