Gul stated that he witnessed these incidents firsthand while he was part of the team during a recent series
Former Pakistan fast bowler, Umar Gul, revealed that captain Babar Azam scolded two key players, Mohammad Rizwan and Shadab Khan, for offering advice to the bowlers during a series.
Gul brought this matter to light during a discussion on a local channel, shedding light on the internal friction that has become evident in the team. Gul expressed his concern about the situation, stating that he witnessed these incidents firsthand while he was part of the team as a bowling coach during the Pakistan and New Zealand series.
"I have seen one or two incidents when I was with the Pakistan team for a series where the captain scolded Rizwan and Shadab for speaking to bowlers. Maybe they have been told not to do so because usually, senior players advise the captain," Gul said.
Umar Gul says he was with team Pakistan for one series and noticed Shadab and Rizwan got told off by Babar for speaking to bowlers maybe that's why you don't see them advising or encouraging bowlers pic.twitter.com/OIWq0iPA0m— Ghumman (@emclub77) October 23, 2023
Traditionally, senior players often play an instrumental role in mentoring and supporting the captain, particularly when it comes to strategizing on the field.
It is important that Azam's captaincy is under fire, particularly now that Pakistan is standing on the verge of elimination with just two wins in five matches of the ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023.