Srinagar: Pakistan suffered a humiliating defeat in Rawalpindi Test against England and in after match presser skipper Babar Azam had to face volley of questions from journalists.
While Babar revealed that team wanted a turning track and Pakistan didnt got want they expected, it was a question related to his own dismissal on which Babar Azam gave an honest answer.
In the sixth over of Pakistan second inning Babar Azam got out against Ben Stokes.
It was short ball angled in around off as Babar tried to ride the bounce, but fails in execution as it took the inside edge and fell into the safe hands of wicketkeeper Ollie Pope.
After the match, Babar was asked by one of the reporters on the dismissal.
“Kal Aap Jis Ball Pe Out Huye The, Kya Aapko Woh Samajh Nahi Aayi Thi Ya Kya Mamla Tha? Aap Jaise Badhe Batsman Aur Aise Ball Pe Out Huye,” reporter asked.
(“The ball in which you were dismissed, did you misjudge that ball. I mean, you are such a big batsman and you got out in that kind of a delivery,”).
Babar smiled and admitted his mistake, and said, “Mamla Toh Kuch Hai Nahi. Jab Aap Galat Khelenge Toh Out Toh Aap Honge Hi. But Mere Khayal Se Jo Main Expect Kar Raha Tha Ki Bowl Thodasa Ayega But Woh Wicket Pe Hold Kiya Jiske Wajah Se Gap Ban Gayi”.
(“When you play the wrong shot, you do get out. The ball held on to the wicket before bouncing and hence led to that gap”).
Pakistan is scheduled to play second Test from December 9 in Multan.