Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan are the best opening pair in the game’s shortest format. They have won several matches for Pakistan in the last one year.
However, their failure in the Asia Cup 2022 invited wrath from Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar, and Aaqib Javed, who slammed the dup for their batting style and even suggested breaking the partnership.
However, the captain and vice-captain of the team gave a reply to the critics with their bats in the second T20I against England. Chasing 200 runs to win, Azam and Rizwan stitched an unbeaten partnership of 203 runs.
Babar hit a magnificent 110 not out off 66 balls, laced with 11 fours and 5 sixes. Rizwan also contributed 88 runs, including 5 fours and 4 sixes.
Meanwhile, former England captain Nasser Hussain took to social media to give a befitting reply to legendary Pakistan players.
“If you think Babar and Rizwan have been the problem… you really haven’t been watching the last couple of years,” he wrote.