Azam was amongst runs within the first innings of the recently-concluded Manchester Test in opposition to England and followers and critics alike showered reward on him for his gritty show.
But Pakistan ended as much as be on the dropping aspect following Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler‘s heroics within the fourth innings and the guests went 0-1 down within the three-match collection.
Babar scored a powerful 69 within the first essay and that innings prompted former England captain Nasser Hussain to match him with India skipper Virat Kohli. He was dismissed for simply 5 within the second innings because the guests folded for 169.
Jones, nevertheless, is of the opinion that Pakistan followers ought to focus extra on staff profitable matches moderately that being content material with simply Azam scoring runs for them.
His Twitter put up learn: “Message for Pakistan followers.. sure it is all the time nice when Babar Azam scores runs.. however he’ll inform you.. profitable is precedence!!”
Message for Pakistan followers.. sure it’s all the time nice when @babarazam258 scores runs.. however he’ll inform you.. profitable is precedence!!
— Dean Jones AM (@ProfDeano) 1596964632000
Meanwhile, former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq believes that Pakistan can nonetheless go on to win the three-Test collection regardless of the staff falling brief within the opener.
“I feel Pakistan staff is best than England and we must always have gained the primary Test. It’s very disappointing however I imagine Pakistan can nonetheless win the collection,” Inzamam mentioned in a video uploaded on his YouTube channel ‘The Match Winner’.
The closing two matches of the collection will probably be performed at single venue i.e Ageas Bowl in Southampton. The second Test is scheduled to start out from August 13 whereas the third Test will probably be performed from August 21.