Wasim Akram, the mentor of Karachi Kings was seen in an animated discussion with captain Babar Azam. People on social media were not happy with the incident. Akram later had to come out to give clarification.
In a match between Multan Sultan and Karachi Kings on Wednesday, Team Multan was chasing a total of 175. The match was a thriller and went into the last over. After the first ball of the last over, The mentor was seen having an animated chat with skipper Babar Azam near boundary rope. Akram looked extremely disappointed with the bowling.
Here’s what exactly happened
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The fans were not happy with the incident as Babar Azam, current captain of Pakistan is respected over the country. And doing what Akram did will eventually send a wrong message.
The former captain came out on Twitter to provide clarity about the incident
Akram tweeted: “Hello! Surprised to see reactions to my talking to Babar at the boundary last night. What I was saying was ‘why our bowlers are not bowling yorkers or slower ones offside off’.nothing else.”
Wasim Akram’s tweet
Hello ! Surprised to see reactions on my talking to Babar at the boundary last night. What I was saying was ‘why our bowlers are not bowling yorkers or slower ones offside off’.nothing else . Babar is a wonderful boy and has tried his best. And what he wants for dinner 🥘 1/2
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) February 17, 2022
The incident might be a consequence of the Karachi Kings’ performance in this edition of PSL. Before the incident, Karachi had lost 7 out of 7 games. Later on, they went on to lose the game against Multan too. Mohammad Rizwan, the captain of Multan Sultans was named as player of the match in the same game.
Here’s how Karachi Kings’ skipper Babar Azam reacted to their disappointing performance in this season of PSL
“We’ve played well in the last two matches, unable to cross the line in the end. We haven’t executed our plans and our fielding has been poor. We have been making mistakes, hopefully, we perform better in the coming matches. Execution is the key.”
Babar Azam-led Karachi Kings will face Lahore Qalandars on Friday, in their second-last encounter of the season.