In their first match of the T20 World Cup 2022, Pakistan lost to India by 4 wickets. After this defeat, captain Babar Azam gave a strong speech in the dressing form. The video of this moment has been posted by the Pakistan Cricket Board on its Twitter account. During this, along with Babar, the team's mentor Matthew Heaton was also seen encouraging the Pakistani team. Batting first in this match, Pakistan had set a target of 160 runs for victory in front of India, this score was achieved by Team India on the last ball on the basis of Virat Kohli's unbeaten half-century. Kohli played an unbeaten inning of 82 runs off 53 balls.
In the video shared by the Pakistan Cricket Board, Babar Azam is seen saying 'Brothers, a very good match happened, we tried. Every time I say that we have tried. We made some mistakes, we have to learn from them. We don't have to fall because the tournament has just started, there are a lot of matches left, No one fell.
He further said, 'I would say that we have not lost because of any one player, we have all lost. No one should point fingers at anyone that he has defeated, he has defeated or I have defeated...it will not happen..it will not happen in this team...we have lost as a team and as a team only We will win.. Remember that we have to be together. We have also given many good performances, look at that too.. The rest we have to rectify the small mistakes and work on them as a team.
India needed 16 runs to win in the last over and once again Babar Azam handed the ball to Mohammad Nawaz. Nawaz could not handle the pressure in the last over, due to which the team had to face defeat. In this speech, Babar Azam told Mohammad Nawaz that does not drop his head, he will win the match.
He said, 'Especially Nawaz is not an issue.. you are the match winner of mine and I will always have faith in you no matter what I want... don't drop your head, you will win me the match.' Great effort.. It was pressure over, but you went so close, it was a great match. Leaving things out here, we have played very well as a team. We have to continue that. wish you all the best.'
“We win as one and lose as one!”— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) October 23, 2022
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