Shoaib Malik Boosts Pakistan’s Morale Ahead of T20 World Cup

Shoaib Malik boosts Pakistan’s morale ahead of T20 World Cup

Veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik has rallied behind the Pakistan Men’s cricket team following their recent series defeat against England, providing a crucial morale boost ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

In a message shared on social media platform X, formerly Twitter, Malik acknowledged the challenges faced in the tough series against England but emphasized the team’s resilience, drawing from past experiences.

“Tough series! Remember: we’ve been in tough spots before & came out stronger,” Malik expressed, instilling confidence in the team’s ability to overcome adversities.

Notably, Malik offered strategic advice to Pakistan’s white-ball captain Babar Azam, suggesting a batting position change to No.3. He praised Azam as the “best option” to manage the middle overs and rotate strike effectively, a crucial aspect in limited-overs cricket.

“IMO [In my opinion] Babar should bat at no 03! We need someone in the middle overs to rotate strike, you are our best option, with your guidance our middle order will do a lot better,” Malik advised.

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Additionally, Malik extended his support to all-rounder Shadab Khan and young wicketkeeper batter Azam Khan, encouraging them to maintain confidence and play with determination, emphasizing their roles as match-winners for the team.

“Azam and Shadab, you two are vital for our team, don’t lose confidence, play with heart, you are match winners. Going into the World Cup, keep your morale high, we’ve got this,” he affirmed, boosting team morale ahead of the global tournament.

Pakistan, the 2009 T20 World Cup champions, faced a setback in their preparations after the series defeat against England. However, with Shoaib Malik’s supportive words and strategic insights, the team aims to regroup and showcase their strength in the upcoming tournament.

The T20 World Cup 2024 will see Pakistan commence their campaign against co-hosts United States of America (USA) on June 6, followed by a highly anticipated clash against arch-rivals India on June 9 in New York.

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