Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

There are rumours about Pakistan captain Babar Azam having rift with premier speedster Shaheen Afridi. It was evident on the ground during the match between the Green Army and England in a league match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday.

England captain Jos Buttler won the toss and elected to bat first. On the first ball of the 41st over of the England innings, Shaheen dismissed English all-rounder Ben Stokes. As the Pakistan players gathered to congratulate the bowler, Babar seemingly tried to put Mohammad Rizwan’s hands down while the wicketkeeper was trying to celebrate the wicket with Shaheen.

The video has reportedly gone viral over various social media platforms. Reacting to the video, several fans have flooded the comments box with interesting comments.

“Was he really unhappy?” wrote a fan on X (earlier known as Twitter). “Very bad temperament ...acting like gully cricket captain,” tweeted another fan.

In response to the video, a third user commented, “Conspiracy against Babar Azam.”

Notably, England sent Pakistan crashing out of the mega event with a convincing 93-run victory.