The Pakistan cricket team is currently facing instability due to a controversy involving its head coach, Babar Azam, and the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Zakar Ashraf. The situation escalated as a private WhatsApp message exchange between the two was made public, which has caused turmoil in Pakistani cricket.
Babar Azam and Zakar Ashraf do not have any personal issues, and it appears that the PCB chairman created a major problem on his own. The private message exchange was also aired on television, adding fuel to the controversy. This issue has raised questions and discussions within the cricket community.
Former Pakistan cricket captain and coach, Waqar Younis, expressed his dismay at the situation and urged everyone to let Babar Azam go. He mentioned that the message exchange was a breach of Babar’s personal privacy.
Previously, former captain Rashid Latif had claimed that Babar Azam had tried to contact Zakar Ashraf through a phone call but was unsuccessful. Zakar Ashraf did not respond to the phone call, and instead, he sent a WhatsApp message. In response, Babar Azam wrote, “Salaam Salman bhai. I did not call Sir.”
The public disclosure of a private WhatsApp message on television has led to a debate about whether such messages should be shared publicly. The controversy has left former Pakistan cricket players like Waqar Younis frustrated, and they do not understand how such a situation could have arisen. Social media has been buzzing with discussions regarding this incident.
Ultimately, the controversy surrounding the message exchange has caused unrest in Pakistani cricket, and there are calls for Babar Azam to be allowed to focus on his cricket without further disruption.