According to Hardik Pandya, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan played it safe when they batted, avoiding reckless strokes.
Even though they got off to a good start, Pakistan lost their opening batsmen. Babar Azam (50) and Mohammad Rizwan (49), who tried to resurrect the team with an 82-run partnership, then failed.
Pakistan’s batting, however, fell apart following this partnership, and they were dismissed for 191 runs.
Babar and Rizwan’s cautious approach allowed India to maintain control of the game, according to Pandya in an interview with Star Sports following India’s seven-wicket win against Pakistan.
“Babar and Rizwan seemed to be playing it safe,” Pandya observed. We always felt in control of the game because they refrained from taking chances. Since the pitch didn’t suit bowlers, they didn’t make many daring attempts to hit us. Dot balls might then be used to increase the pressure. Opportunities arise when two players use a similar strategy and one is eliminated.
Mohammad Amir, who had similar opinions to Hardik Pandya, reiterated same remarks.