Babar Azam has had an unforgettable Asia Cup 2022 campaign. The Pakistani skipper was sacked for just 5 runs, ending a dismal run in the multinational tournament.
Although he was in the form of his life before the Asian Cup, the Pakistani captain was trolled on social media during a series of struggling displays. Ahead of the start of Asia Cup 2022, Babar’s handshake photo with Virat Kohli went viral.
Their respective careers have gone in opposite directions since then, with Virat hitting 276 runs in five matches while struggling for runs since the start of 2022. On the other hand, Babar was in rich form for Asia Cup but he has had some forgettable ones. showings in the tournament.
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Fans on Twitter blamed the handshake between the two players for Babar’s poor Asian Cup form.
See how fans reacted:
Virat Kohli while meeting Babar Azam next time pic.twitter.com/5J02BlcE2P
— Dr. Babu Raowl (@SirRaowlGandhi) September 11, 2022
Sri Lanka took their sixth Asian Cup title at the end of a harrowing match, in which the Lankan Lions defeated Pakistan by 23 runs. Bhanuka Rajapaksa was named Man of the Match for his undefeated 71-run knockout.