Babar Azam gives U19 squad a pat on the back for thrashing India in Asia Cup

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Pakistan skipper Babar Azam. Photo: Reuters
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam. Photo: Reuters 

Pakistan cricket squad captain Babar Azam showered reward on the nation’s under-19 cricket squad for thrashing India in the group stage of the Asian Cricket Council’s (ACC) Under-19s Asia Cup.

Pakistan’s younger stars Muhammad Shehzad and Zeeshan Zameer’s heroics led their group to a two wicket victory towards the arch-rivals earlier on Saturday.

The Pakistan skipper took to Twitter to encourage the younger cricketers to maintain up their good work and proceed to make the nation proud.

Azam additionally prayed for Pakistan’s under-19 group gamers to have grander successes in their cricket careers.

“Well done boys, keep performing like this and continue to make all of us proud. Praying for your more successes in cricket,” Azam wrote.

Skipper Qasim Akram put India to bat after profitable the toss and restricted the Men In Blue to 237 in the 50-over match at the ICC Academy Ground on Saturday.

Batting first, India gave Pakistan a 238-run goal. Aaradhya Yadav smashed 50 runs off 83 balls and Harnoor Singh hit 46 runs, whereas Rajvardhan Hangargekar added 33 runs to the scoreboard.

Pakistani bowlers rose to the event, as Zameer took a tremendous five-wicket haul in 10 overs, adopted by Awais Ali, who picked up two scalps, whereas Maaz Sadaqat and Akram have been capable of take a wicket every.

When put to bat, Pakistan’s Shehzad carried out exceptionally effectively, hitting 82 runs off 105 balls, together with 4 4s and 5 6s. Irfan Khan hit 33 runs off 50 balls earlier than he was despatched back to the pavilion.

The Indian bowlers saved the Pakistani batters underneath stress, however it was not sufficient, as the Men In Green reached the goal in 50 overs. Raj Bawa took 4 wickets, whereas Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravi Kumar, and Nishant Sindhu picked up a scalp every.

Playing XI

India

Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Harnoor Singh, Shaik Rasheed, Yash Dhull (c), Nishant Sindhu, Raj Bawa, Aaradhya Yadav (wk), Kaushal Tambe, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Vicky Ostwal, Ravi Kumar

Pakistan

Abdul Wahid, Maaz Sadaqat, Muhammad Shehzad, Haseebullah (wk), Qasim Akram (c), Irfan Khan, Rizwan Mehmood, Ahmad Khan, Ali Asfand, Zeeshan Zameer, Awais Ali

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