Babar Azam Furious with Umpire in Pak-SL Asia Cup Match

The umpire signalled for a DRS appeal despite not being requested by Babar Azam.

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Even though Pakistan and Sri Lanka played a low-scoring match before the Asia Cup final, things got interesting in the 16th over of the second innings, when the island nation was close to winning. Even though Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, hadn’t asked for it, the umpire had signalled for a DRS appeal.

On Hasan Ali’s first ball of the 16th over, wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan made a strong call for caught behind. The umpire, on the other hand, did not back down and stuck to his decision. Babar then started to walk toward the field to see if there was an edge or not. But the umpire asked for the DRS even though Babar didn’t ask for it.

Babar wasn’t happy about it, so he told the umpire, “kaptaan main hu” (I am the captain), but he did it with a smile.

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by five wickets just two days before the final against the same team, which was set to take place in Dubai. Wanindu Hasaranga, a spin bowler, led Sri Lanka’s bowling attack to help set up the easy win over Pakistan.

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