Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra was left unimpressed with Babar Azam’s innings in the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) season seven opener between Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans.
captain, Azam, scored 23 runs in 29 balls and was far from his best while
commentator, Chopra, believed that “Babar’s shadow arrived in Karachi today”.
Babar’s shadow arrived in Karachi today…never got going. No rhythm. Sharjeel’s cameo allowed him to settle in…but still it wasn’t enough in the end. #PSL7
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 27, 2022
Kings lost the match by seven wickets after failing to defend a modest target of 125 runs.
Sultans’ captain Mohammad Rizwan led from the front with an unbeaten fifty to take his side over the line. He scored 52 runs in 47 balls.
utilise middle-overs well and were short on runs which is why we lost. We were
lacking experience with our main bowlers [Imad and Amir] not available. I feel
happy with the way Rizwan is performing,” said Babar in the post-match
next match is against Quetta Gladiators on January 29, meanwhile Sultans will
face Lahore Qalandars on the same day.