Pakistan skipper Babar Azam boosted his team’s morale after his side suffered a loss against Australia in a thrilling semi-final clash in ICC T20 World Cup 2021. While speaking to his teammates in the dressing room after the match, Babar Azam told his teammates that they will learn from the defeat and bounce back.
Australia defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets in the semi-final of T20 World Cup 2021. Pakistan posted 176-4 batting first. Later, Australia managed to chase the target in 19 overs. Australia, who were quite behind during the chase, won the match with an incredible 81-run partnership by Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade in the end.
We Did Lose, But We Will Learn From This And Bounce Back: Babar Azam
After the match, Babar Azam motivated his teammates in the dressing room. The Pakistan skipper urged his players not to blame each other for the loss. He also said that the team should maintain the bond among themselves.
“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. 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,” Babar Azam said.
Pakistan Cricket shared the video of Babar Azam’s talks on Twitter. Have a look at the video below.
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For Pakistan, Mohammad Rizwan slammed 67 runs while Fakhar Zaman scored unbeaten 55 runs. With 176-4 on the scoreboard, Pakistan managed to set up a tough target for Australia. During the chase, Australia lost opener Aaron Finch in the first over for a duck. Later, David Warner scored 49 runs.
At one moment, Australia reached 96-5 on the scoreboard and had a difficult task ahead. However, Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade built an unbeaten stand of 81 runs. When Australia needed 22 runs off 2 overs, Matthew Wade stormed three consecutive sixes of Shaheen Afridi’s over to win the match for the team. Now, Australia will face New Zealand in the final.