Babar Azam’s absence would be a shock says Waqar Younis

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

13th Dec, 2020. 02:42 pm
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Waqar Younis, Pakistan’s bowling coach has expressed his deep concerns on the injury of Pakistani skipper Babar Azam.

According to the details, in his recent statement, Waqar Younis said that Babar’s injury is a major setback as other teams are scared of him. He said that injury came at the wrong time, and there is no doubt that he is one of the best players in the world.

“These circumstances are not normal due to coronavirus and teams will suffer on tours but we all have got to deal with this and it is our job to get the best out of players,” he said.

Babar Azam has been ruled out of New Zealand T20Is after suffering a fracture in his right thumb during Sunday morning’s practice session.

Babar suffered the injury a day after Imam-ul-Haq had fractured his left thumb also during a throw-down session. Imam had also been advised a 12-day rest, which confirmed his non-availability for the Pakistan Shaheens’ four-day match against New Zealand ‘A’, which starts in Whangarei on Thursday, December 17.

Twitter users extended their wishes and prayers for the talented player. The hashtags #BabarAzam and #PAKvNZ became top trends on the social media platform.

Pakistan squad for New Zealand T20Is:

Shadab Khan (captain), Abdullah Shafique, Faheem Ashraf, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan, Musa Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir and Wahab Riaz. Babar Azam (withdrawn due to injury)


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