Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi
PC: X (Shaheen Afridi)

Last Update on: September 19th, 2023 at 05:45 pm

On Tuesday, September 19, Pakistan National Cricket Team premier pacer Shaheen Afridi subtly reacted to the rumors of his rift with the skipper Babar Azam.

Recently, reports emerged in Pakistan media, claiming that Babar and Shaheen were engaged in a heated argument after the Men In Green were eliminated from the Asia Cup 2023 following a defeat in the nail-biter Super Four game against the Sri Lanka National Cricket Team.

As per BolNews, Babar lost his cool following the loss and he slammed his teammates in the dressing room for not performing well. Listening to this, Shaheen decided to interrupt and he asked the Pakistan captain to appreciate those who did well for the side.

Babar Azam reportedly didn’t like the interruption and said ‘I know who’s performing well’. This forced Mohammad Rizwan and the head coach to interrupt and stop the argument between the duo.

“Family” – Shaheen Afridi Shares Photo With Babar Azam On X

Shaheen Afridi has now subtly reacted to the rumors of his rift with Babar. He took to his official X handle to share one of his pictures with Babar with a special “family” caption, seemingly indicating that things are absolutely fine between them and that the reports of the verbal spat were not true.

Here’s Shaheen’s Post:

Earlier, a senior Pakistan player had also rubbished the reports of a rift between Babar and Shaheen. The player said (as quoted by Cricket Pakistan):

“The team’s sole focus is on cricket, and we are not concerned about the critics. Losing a match allows our critics to voice their opinions, but these are merely negative speculations.”

“In the team meeting, everyone shared their thoughts, but there is no truth to the rumors of a verbal altercation or the coaching staff needing to intervene. Everyone left the meeting together, and many teammates traveled back to Pakistan on the same flight,” he further clarified.

Meanwhile, Pakistan will be looking forward to their next assignment which will be the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 campaign in India. Reportedly, Pakistan are set to make some major changes to their squad for the tournament with the likes of Imad Wasim and Hasan Ali expected to return.

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