Babar Azam says “We can’t let this loss break us” in T20 World Cup 2021. Azam raised its team’s morale following. Also, a stunning five-wicket loss to Australia in the semifinals. Azam spoke in the dressing room after the game. Also, requesting his teammates learn from this defeat and stick by one another. Australia registered a come-from-behind victory in Dubai. Both Wade and Marcus Stoinis threaded an unbroken 81-run stand. Pakistan had the game well within its grasp. However, their lackluster fielding cost them. Babar Azam addressed his side. Also, he understands their pain. And then Azam requested everyone to maintain unity. It is not to play the blame game and take lessons from this.
“We are all in pain and grieved by where we went wrong and where we could’ve done better. No one will tell us as we already know it. But we have to learn from it and we can’t let this loss break us as a unit. I’m requesting not to blame individuals and we as a team didn’t perform well,” Babar Azam said.
“We did lose, but we will learn from this and bounce back. We have to ensure we don’t repeat these mistakes moving forward and let’s maintain this bond amongst ourselves because this is a result of our hard work,” Azam said.
“It is difficult to create such a connection; hence, let’s get through this defeat together. As captain, I back every player and I’m thankful to all of you for responding well to me and fostering a good dressing room atmosphere. Everyone has given their everything and taken responsibility and it’s what is required from a team. Efforts are within our control and we will put it; however, results are not in our hands. Results will follow if a side gives its maximum effort,” Babar Azam added.
Lastly, Hasan Ali came into the firing line for his wicketless. In four overs and dropped a catch off Matthew Wade’s bat. Also, Wade subsequently smacked Shaheen Shah Afridi for three sixes. And then Australia won with an over to spare. Azam stressed about reflecting on their mistakes. However, wanted the side to maintain that positivity by supporting each other and overcoming this loss.