• Babar Azam is out of the T20 series due to an injury
  • Babar Azam succumbed to injury during throw down session

The Pakistan cricket team on a tour of New Zealand has suffered a major setback. Team captain and veteran batsman Babar Azam has been ruled out of the T20 series due to injury. His right thumb is hurt and that is why he will no longer be able to take part in the T20 series against New Zealand. Earlier, opener Imam-ul-Haq also suffered a left thumb injury. Babar Azam is also likely to be out of the Test series.

On Sunday, the Pakistan Cricket Board issued a statement saying “Babur Azam succumbed to injury during the throw-down session. After that, he was taken to the hospital for an X-ray. Now he is not in the nets for at least 12 days. During this period, doctors will keep an eye on his injury, and only then will he be able to know whether he will be able to participate in the first Test match. ”

In the absence of Babar Azam, vice-captain Shadab Khan can captain the team. However, Shadab Khan is also a victim of a groin injury. For this reason, he only batted in the net session on Sunday and did not bowl as a precaution. Due to this injury, he could not take part in the T20 series against Zimbabwe as well. In the PCB-released release, there was also a response to Shadab Khan and said “his decision to play will be taken as the Auckland T20 draws closer”.

Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq reacts to Babar Azam

Pakistan’s head coach Misbah-ul-Haq also reacted to the exit of Babar Azam. He said that it is very disappointing that a player like Babar Azam will no longer be a part of this T20 series. However, it will definitely give other talented players a chance.