This is what brought Pakistan to number 1 Kapil Dev. Former Indian cricket legend Kapil Dev spoke against the criticism of Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam.
Pakistan’s journey in the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup in India has come to an end and the team has returned to Pakistan while New Zealand, South Africa, India, and Australia have qualified for the semi-finals.
After the disastrous failure in the ODI World Cup, Pakistani cricketers including the captain are being severely criticized by former players and social media users.
Some former Pakistani players have also suggested that Babar step down from the captaincy so that he can focus on his batting, including Kamran Akmal.
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Now Kapil Dev spoke in support of Babar Azam, who spoke in a podcast and said, ‘Because of the current performance of the team, people are taunting Babar Azam, criticizing him, but remember that this is the same player who has 6 A month ago, Pakistan was brought to the first place.
He said, ‘People are watching Babar today because he did not perform well today but they forgot yesterday when he has been performing’.
Kapil Dev said, “When someone makes a zero, when a player is being criticized and then the public’s opinion is asked, 99 percent of people will say drop that player.”
The former Indian cricketer further said that ‘fans have a habit of taking recent performances into account, I don’t believe in that, if an ordinary player scores a century in his first match, he is called a superstar’.
Kapil Dev said ‘Don’t judge a player based on his current performance, see how he plays, how much passion and talent he has, a player can get out on the first ball, there is no batsman like that in the world. Who could not get out on the first ball’.