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WATCH: Babar Azam berates Mohammad Nawaz after defeat against South Africa

Pakistan occupies sixth spot in the ICC 2023 World Cup points table with two wins and four consecutive defeats

WATCH: Babar Azam berates Mohammad Nawaz after defeat against South Africa PHOTO: FILE

Pakistan faced a crushing defeat at the hands of South Africa in yesterday's 2023 World Cup clash, and captain Babar Azam's outburst at Mohammad Nawaz is making headlines.

The incident occurred when Nawaz bowled a delivery down the leg side, allowing Keshav Maharaj to flick the ball for a crucial four runs, handing South Africa a narrow one-wicket victory.

Babar's frustration was evident as he had positioned his fielders on the off side, expecting a different delivery from the off-spinner.

 

Babar Azam in 2021 T20 WC - Nobody should point out finger at one person this should not happen, not in this team...specially Nawaz.

Babar Azam today#PAKvsSA pic.twitter.com/pnnSiSjyNn

— The Right Wing Guy (@T_R_W_G) October 27, 2023

Pakistan skipper had already exhausted the 10 overs each of Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Mohammad Wasim Jr.

This scenario was not unfamiliar in the world of cricket, and regrettably, Pakistan had previously tasted the bitterness of heartbreak in a strikingly analogous manner.

A year after that fateful delivery that haunted cricket fans, reminiscent of his infamous moment against Ravichandran Ashwin in the blockbuster T20 World Cup showdown with India at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, Nawaz found himself in a similar position once again.

As a result of this defeat, the Men in Green currently occupies the sixth spot on the ICC 2023 World Cup points table. They have managed only two wins and suffered four consecutive defeats, making their path to the semifinals increasingly challenging.