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Babar Azam fails to deliver on his World Cup debut

Babar Azam fails to deliver on his World Cup debut

Getting thrashed at the hands of West Indies, Pakistan had a nightmarish start to their World Cup campaign as green shirts were decimated in a shambolic manner. Batting first on a flat track complemented by short boundaries, Pakistan produced a gruesome batting performance which saw them folding their innings for 105 runs.

Pakistan started the innings aggressively but soon found both openers Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman back in hut. Babar Azam, the run machine of the country, was expected to rescue his team from a treacherous position. Despite being given a life, the Lahore born failed to make his World Cup debut a memorable one.

Amassing 22 runs, Babar recorded a batting outing which lasted only for 33 balls as he played a rash stroke on a wide delivery of Oshane Thomas. After that, the green shirts never really recovered as regular wickets spoiled the game which could have been much more competitive. As Pakistan is lined up to play England in their next game, it would be interesting to see how they bounce back from their odious performance.