His performances have proven me wrong, Shahid Afridi on Pakistan player who has been thriving

Shahid Afridi said Pakistan captain Babar Azam's performances have proven him wrong

Shahid Afridi: “With his performance as captain, he has proven me wrong”

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Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi said Babar Azam has proven him wrong with his performances as captain.

Afridi had doubts about whether Azam would be able to lead the team and have a major impact with the bat.

But, he has done both really well, which has led to the Pakistan team thriving as of late.

Azam recently broke the record for the most runs scored by a batsman in their maiden T20 World Cup appearance, where Pakistan reached the semi-finals.

He amassed 303 runs in six games during the tournament, which included four fifties, at an average of 60.60 and a strike-rate of 126.25.

As for the three T20 Internationals against Bangladesh, which the men in green won 3-0, he failed to have much of an impact as he only made 27 runs at an average of nine and a strike-rate of 67.50.

However, he regained his form in the 2-0 Test series win as he accumulated 99 runs, which included a top score of 76, at an average of 49.50.

Most recently, he scored 86 runs, which included a top score of 79, at an average of 28.66 and a strike-rate of 138.70 in the 3-0 T20 series win against the West Indies.

“With his performance as captain, he has proven me wrong,” Afridi was quoted as saying by A-Sports.

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