Updated June 7th, 2024 at 12:35 IST

'I don’t understand why...': Yuvraj lambasts Babar Azam's captaincy, gives verdict on IND vs PAK

Indian Cricket legend Yuvraj Singh goes ALL OUT on Babar Azam's dicey Super Over strategy against USA as they pull off a major upset against Pakistan.

Babar Azam, Yuvraj Singh | Image: X / Instagram@ICC
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The USA National Cricket Team, who have been wreaking havoc since the start of their season, have shockingly defeated a previous T20 World Cup winner. In the most recent match between the Cohost team and Pakistan, a Super Over resulted in a stunning victory for the US team against the Babar Azam-led team. The visiting team was taken aback by the outcome, which startled not only the spectators but also all cricket enthusiasts. In addition to the fans, Yuvraj Singh, one of the game's legends, was astounded by how Pakistan captain Babar Azam planned the Super Over against the US.

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Yuvraj Singh questions PAK skipper Babar Azam's super-over strategy against USA in T20 World Cup

Yuvraj Singh vented his displeasure on Babar Azam over social media, saying that by preventing Fakhar from taking on Netravalkar, Babar committed a tactical error that would have given Pakistan the advantage by preventing the left-arm bowler from setting up his angles against a left-handed batter. Yuvi went on to add that Pakistan will remain under pressure as they head onto their clash against arch-rivals India.

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"I don’t understand why dint [Fakhar Zaman] take strike to a lefty seamer - when it is easier for a left hander to hit through the angle that bowler is tryin to create. Nonetheless have to give it #TeamUSA [USA Cricket] for making smart decisions under pressure specially the captain Monark Patel. Now, Pakistan needs a must-win against India & they surely need to bat & field better ! With India's strong start, it's gonna be hard to beat us !," Yuvraj tweeted on X (Formerly Twitter).

It was a surprising event as Fakhar Zaman did not take the strike despite being on the field during the super over. Sourabh Netravalkar faced Iftikhar Ahmed and Shadab Khan and did not allow the PAK batters to reach the given target.

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Speaking about the game, Pakistan was thoroughly embarrassed as the USA, who were playing for the first time, pulled off one of the biggest upsets in history. After the scores were tied, the co-hosts overcame the Men in Green in the Super Over. The match went into a super over when Pakistan scored 159/7, and the USA achieved the same total. Mohammed Amir's erratic bowling, which cost PAK eighteen runs, allowed them to leak too many runs. With two straight victories, the United States moved to the top of Group A ahead of India, with PAK managing just 13. In their first match, the US defeated Canada by seven wickets.

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Published June 7th, 2024 at 12:23 IST