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T20 World Cup 2024: Salim Malik accuses Imad Wasim of deliberately wasting balls against India

Pakistan’s Imad Wasim. | Photo Credit: AP Former skipper Salim Malik has accused Imad Wasim of deliberately wasting balls in Pakistan's six-run loss to arch-rivals India in the T20 World Cup in New York. Chasing an underwhelming 120-run target, Pakistani batters consumed 59 dot balls to be restricted to 113 for 7 in New York on June 9. Wasim took 23 balls to score his 15 runs in the losing cause. "You look at his (Wasim) innings and it appears as if he was wasting balls not scoring runs and making things difficult in the run-chase," Malik said on 24 News channel. Another former captain Shahid Afridi feels all is not well in the Pakistan dressing room and some players have issues with skipper Babar Azam. "A captain brings everyone together, either he spoils the team environment or he bu...
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‘Making things difficult in the run-chase’: Former Pakistan skipper Salim Malik accuses Imad Wasim of ‘wasting balls’ | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Pakistan captain Salim Malik has accused all-rounder Imad Wasim of deliberately wasting balls during Pakistan's six-run defeat to India in their ICC T20 World Cup match in New York. Chasing a modest target of 120 runs, Pakistan fell short at 113 for 7, consuming a staggering 59 dot balls in the process.Imad Wasim's slow-paced innings saw him take 23 balls to score just 15 runs, which Malik criticized as detrimental to Pakistan's run chase. T20 World Cup Schedule | Points Table"You look at his (Wasim) innings and it appears as if he was wasting balls, not scoring runs, and making things difficult in the run-chase," Malik said on the 24 News channel.Adding to the controversy, another former captain, Shahid Afridi, hinted at internal discord within the team, suggesting th...