Pakistan vs Afghanistan: During the second T20 match played between Pakistan and Afghanistan, Simon Dull and Amir Sohail clashed over Babar Azam’s strike rate.
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New Delhi. Pakistan was badly washed by Afghanistan in the T20 series. The Afghan team has won the opening 2 matches to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3-match series. After this defeat, Pakistan is getting embarrassed all over the world. Not only this, even during the match, the Pakistan star got upset. In fact, in the second match of the series, on-air Simon Dool and former Pakistan cricketer Aamir Sohail clashed over Babar Azam.
During the match between Dool and Sohail, discussion started regarding the strike rate of Babar, who has been rested from this series. Dool expressed his opinion about Pakistani captain Babar. He said that Babar should not open in T20 and along with Mohammad Rizwan, Syam Ayub or Mohammad Haris should open in his place.
Team selection based on average
Dool said that Babar is the best batsman at number 3. Sohail did not like his opinion. After this Sohail told Dool that Pakistan T20 team is selected on the basis of average instead of strike rate. He called the average more important than the strike rate. He also gave the example of the world’s best T20 batsman Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers. The former Pakistani cricketer said that the strike rate of both was low, but the average was excellent. Sohail asked that the strike rate of Gayle and de Villiers was between 135 and 137?
Doull, Sohail clash on air over Babar Azam’s strike rate 👀#AFGvPAKpic.twitter.com/YlZlqwqprb
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Sohail stuck on his own words
Correcting his figure, Dull said that Gayle’s strike rate was 158 and de Villiers’s was 145. After this Dool asked about Babar’s strike rate. To which Sohail did not answer directly, but then before coming to the point, he only said that he had checked last time. Pakistan veteran got stuck in his talk. After which he is getting troubled a lot. Talking about the match, Pakistan lost the second T20 match by 7 wickets to Afghanistan.