Pakistan pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi recently shared a photo of himself seated beside the Pakistani captain, Babar Azam, enjoying a game of chess with the caption ‘Family.’ This followed reports from Pakistan indicating some tension between Afridi and Azam, stemming from a heated exchange post-Pakistan’s Asia Cup 2023 exit.
As per multiple reports, after Pakistan’s exit from the Asia Cup 2023, during Babar Azam‘s post-match discussion with the players in the dressing room, tensions flared when Shaheen Afridi expressed frustration and called on Azam to acknowledge the players who performed well in the tournament, leading to o a heated exchange between the two players until Mohammad Rizwan intervened to calm down the situation.
Meanwhile, Pakistan has been dealt a big blow on ahead of their ICC World Cup 2023 campaign, with their star pacer Naseem Shah sustaining a shoulder injury. He is expected to be sidelined for the entirety of the World Cup. The spotlight now shifts to Pakistan’s selection of a replacement for this highly regarded event.