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Pakistan’s Imad Wasim Accused Of ‘Wasting Balls’ To Let India Win

Former Pakistan skipper Salim Malik accused Pakistan batter Imad Wasim of wasting deliveries during the tight match between arch-rivals India and Pakistan in the T20 World Cup on June 9. While Pakistan were only chasing a modest 120 runs at a tricky New York pitch, Pakistan were expected to falter in front of Indian pacers and struggle like India did in the first innings. Pakistan’s chase witnessed 59 dot balls as they were restricted to 113/7  in their 20 overs. Wasim did play a slow knock of a 23-ball 15 in Pakistan’s pursuit.

Pakistan Batter Imad Wasim Accused Of ‘Wasting Balls’ vs IND

“You look at his (Wasim) innings and it appears as if he was wasting balls not scoring runs and making things difficult in the run-chase,” Malik said on 24 News channel.

Former captain Shahid Afridi believes that there are problems within the Pakistan cricket team, with some players having issues with current skipper Babar Azam.

“A captain brings everyone together, either he spoils the team environment or he builds the team. Let this World Cup finish, and I will speak openly,” said Afridi.

“I have such a relationship with Shaheen (Afridi) that if I talk about him, people will say I am favouring my son-in-law,” he added.