Team Karachi Kings are going through their worst phase in the history of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). In the ongoing 2022 season of the T20 tournament, Karachi Kings haven’t yet won a single game. They have so far played eight matches and lost all of them.
On Wednesday, the winners of the 2020 edition of PSL lost their eighth consecutive league game as Multan Sultans defeated the side by seven wickets, chasing down the target of 175 runs with three deliveries to spare.
Amid such a bad run in the tournament, the tensions also increased in the Kings’ dugout as the side’s mentor Wasim Akram got involved in a heated discussion with captain Babar Azam near the boundary line.
It all happened during the final over of the game, when Akram came near the boundary line and looked annoyed as he had a war of words with Babar. The video of Akram having a heated chat with Babar went viral on social media.
Here is the video:
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Wasim Akram You can't do this with Babar Azam #BabarAzam #KarachiKings #Rizwan#Khushdil Shah pic.twitter.com/qGuJoJl5fB
— Samra Khan 🇵🇰 (@cric_girl007) February 16, 2022
After the video went viral on various social media platforms, many fans lambasted Akram for his behaviour with the current Pakistan cricket team’s captain.
However, on Thursday, Akram took to his official Twitter handle and clarified his stance. The veteran Pakistan cricketer stated that there was nothing wrong with Babar as he was just trying to ask why Karachi Kings bowlers were not bowling yorkers or slower deliveries in the death overs.
“Hello ! Surprised to see reactions on my talking to Babar at the boundary last night. What I was saying was, ‘why our bowlers are not bowling yorkers or slower ones offside off’.nothing else . Babar is a wonderful boy and has tried his best. And what he wants for dinner,” Akram wrote on the micro-blogging platform.
Hello ! Surprised to see reactions on my talking to Babar at the boundary last night. What I was saying was ‘why our bowlers are not bowling yorkers or slower ones offside off’.nothing else . Babar is a wonderful boy and has tried his best. And what he wants for dinner 🥘 1/2
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) February 17, 2022