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Rashid Latif on Moin Khan’s Son Azam Khan | best player in 2024

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Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Azam Khan has come under severe criticism following his poor performances in the T20I series against England, and is being body shamed online. He has received considerable backlash on social media as a result.

Rashid Latif, former captain of Pakistan cricket team, has advised Babar Azam to assign Mohammad Rizwan wicketkeeping duties instead of Azam Khan as it is his advice from past experience as an individual player and captain. Latif believes it to be best advice.

Rashid Latif | Azam Khan?s fitness

Moin Khan’s selection of his son Azam Khan as part of his World Cup squad has caused considerable debate, with many voicing concern for his fitness. Azam is known for being a hard hitter who excels in franchise league cricket but struggles with weight issues and running between wickets.

Quetta Gladiators batsman Imran Farhaj has been criticised for being an underperforming fielder and slow runner between wickets during this year’s Pakistan Super League (PSL), prompting accusations of nepotism due to being selected based on his father’s connections. Farhaj shrugged off this criticism and pledged to improve his fitness levels in response.

Azam has come under scrutiny for his large frame, prompting numerous calls for him to shed weight so as to become a more effective wicketkeeper. Others have advised him to engage in boxing or martial arts to improve fitness; former captain Shahid Afridi even suggested that Azam won’t be taken seriously by selectors until weight reduction occurs.

As a response to online harassment, Azam has restricted his social media comments and deleted all photos on Instagram, as well as limiting the frequency and duration of posts that he makes. Although not officially stated as the cause for these changes, one theory suggests they may have come about due to constant body shaming and trolling that Azam endures online.

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Rashid Latif | Azam Khan?s batting

Azam Khan, son of legendary Pakistan cricketer Moin Khan, has come under intense scrutiny over his batting and wicketkeeping abilities in recent matches. At 25-years-old, Azam has come under criticism after losing his wicket to Mark Wood’s lethal bouncer and dropping several crucial catches during England series against Pakistan. Although brought in as replacement for Muhammad Rizwan but failed to justify his place within team.Rashid Latif

Rashid Latif, former cricketer and mentor, stepped in to defend Azam and denounce those criticizing him on social media for body-shaming him. Latif spoke highly of Azam as an exceptional batsman for T20 cricket: he’s “an exceptional clean hitter who works well against spinners as well as pacers. At 25 he deserves better treatment – not trolling like this.”

At present, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan continues to face legal repercussions for being found guilty in a fake birth certificate case in Dungarpur last year. This conviction underscores the significance of adhering to law and accepting responsibility for actions taken. Akash Saxena from Rampur filed this suit against Azam Khan, his wife Tanzeen Fatima, and Abdullah Azam Khan under Sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery), and 467 (forgery in order to obtain document).

Rashid Latif | Azam Khan?s wicketkeeping

Azam Khan has come under considerable criticism on social media following his disappointing performances at the T20 World Cup. The 25-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman replaced an injured Muhammad Rizwan for this tournament but has failed to earn his spot through poor displays on the pitch. Azam has been targeted with body-shaming comments online and even had his Instagram account blocked due to online trolling against his bulky physique.

Azam struggled in the first match of the T20 World Cup to hold onto an England’s Mark Wood’s lethal bouncer and dropped a sitter at short third man to give Will Jacks some respite from being dismissed outright. Additionally, his gloves proved challenging behind the stumps and committed several miscues during subsequent matches as well.

Moin Khan has come out strongly in defence of Azam following his performance at the World Cup as his wicketkeeping is not up to par with Rizwan’s. Trolls had targeted Azam with insulting terms such as gainda, aloo, sifarshi, mota parchi nepotism etc. Moin said Azam has been put under immense pressure and does not deserve being taunted during T20 World Cup appearance. Moin suggested Azam focus more on his batting instead of worrying about keeping wicket and let Rizwan take over responsibility once again.

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Rashid Latif | Azam Khan?s captainship

Although Azam Khan is widely acclaimed as an exceptional batsman, his record and fitness remain under fire. Recently he was subject to social media trolling after being dismissed for a duck during the fourth T20I match between Pakistan and England; furthermore he also missed several easy chances while fielding which angered fans of both teams.

As a response to the backlash, Azam decided to delete his Instagram account due to threats of violence and abuse aimed at him personally. Azam believes his size is at the root of these harassment.Rashid Latif

Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif recently harshly criticized Azam Khan’s batting and wicketkeeping performance, suggesting that Mohammad Rizwan should replace him in the T20 World Cup 2024 squad. Additionally, Latif lamented how Azam Khan has retained his place despite criticisms by both Rizwan himself as well as Pakistan Cricket Board officials.Rashid Latif

Azam Azam initially faced ridicule for his weight when first entering the Pakistan Super League for Quetta Gladiators; many considered his selection as nepotistic selection. Since then, however, Azam has steadily made strides forward and now signed for Islamabad United; becoming an excellent T20 batsman who works well against spinners. Although not considered one of the top keepers, Azam should continue in his position due to his exceptional batting talent and should remain part of their team.Rashid Latif

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