Watch: Disappointed fan mocks, body shames Azam Khan on camera during 2nd PAK-AFG T20I match
Pakistan have lost the three-match T20I series against Afghanistan after losing the first and second matches. In the second T20I match, soon Azam Khan was out, a disappointed Pakistani fan was seen body-shaming the player with gestures. Recently, the wicketkeeper cum batsman is out of form and has scored a total of just one run in their last two T20I matches.
A Pakistani fan body shamed Azam Khan during the 2nd T20I between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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Pakistan are having a disappointing T20I series against Afghanistan. The Shadab Khan-led side has already lost the series with one game to play after suffering defeat in the first two matches of the three-game series.
The wicketkeeper-batsman, Azam Khan, has been one of the major disappointments for the Men in Green. In the first T20I match, he got out for a duck, and in the second T20I, he played four balls and scored one run, after which he was dismissed by the Afghan skipper, Rashid Khan. While Azam was moving back to the pavilion, a disappointed Pakistani fan was seen on camera body-shaming the batsman with some lewd gestures. The video went viral soon after it was shared on social media.
Azam Khan is having an unmemorable series against Afghanistan. He is facing difficulties while doing wicketkeeping as well and not just batting. Few cricket pundits have pointed out Khan’s fitness as the prime reason for his below average performance.
After the loss in the second T20I match, Pakistan’s skipper Shadab Khan told that many players in the squad were nervous since they are playing for the national team the first time.
In the post match press conference, Shadab Khan said, “It was a good score. We were struggling again. If you look at stats, if you lose 3 wickets in powerplay, you lose 70 percent of the games. I think there’s nervousness – they’re playing for the first time for Pakistan (the new batters). We have to back them. Sometimes you don’t perform but attitude matters. That’s more important for me. They have talent. They will be great cricketers. Will play for pride tomorrow.”
In the T20I series against Afghanistan, Pakistan have decided to rest few senior players like Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam which seems like a miscalculated move right now. Following Pakistan’s loss against Afghanistan in the second T20I match, they become the first nation ranked in the top 6 of the ICC rankings to ever lose a T20I series to Afghanistan.