Player Talk Azam 'Bazooka' Khan - Performance Watch

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MoFresh23

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Mar 16, 2021
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Finally gets a chance to bat vs spin, and he did well.
What a player he is bro.

His game against pace isn't bad. The problem is that if u compare his strike rate against pace to his strike rate against spin, then obviously it's a big gap.

But his SR against pace isn't that bad. It's around 135.
 
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ASLI-PATHAN

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A batsman who is good only against spin is not a batsman in my books. And with that fitness he is not suitable to play International Cricket.
 
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Inswinger

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Dec 9, 2020
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Have to give Azam credit for having a very good season. Doesn’t excuse hit fitness though. Needs to get in shape before thinking about playing for Pakistan.
 

Bouncer

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now that the tournament ended, It's interesting that none of the people that backed him as a wicket keeper batsman are commenting on his keeping at all.

Today's Lahore versus Islamabad game showed how crucial role keeper can play in the success of the team, teams win and lose game on small margins, Salt showed that beautifully for Lahore, first by taking a catch of shahdab, That I don't ever see Azam Rehree Khan take, neither do I see him being able to collect the balls and run the batsman out the way Salt did, especially under pressure like Salt was in for Wasim Jr run out. In today's game Rehree was able to run one batsman out but even with that it was a messy collection when he broke the ball and literally ball was almost coming out of his hand when he broke the stumps. Luckily the umpires did not have a very super close look at it so the decision was given as out but it shows how under par his performance has been as a wicket keeper and as a keeper he is an unreliable option.


But his followers / backers made a single note of that.
 

Mohsin

Tagra Khilari
Dec 9, 2020
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Was very skeptical when we announced that we had taken him tbh...but credit where it's due. He's done very well. Will hopefully improve further, will hopefully work on his fitness (his inability to take 2s is damaging to the team) and hopefully he will learn to close out/finish games.
 

Patriot

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Was very skeptical when we announced that we had taken him tbh...but credit where it's due. He's done very well. Will hopefully improve further, will hopefully work on his fitness (his inability to take 2s is damaging to the team) and hopefully he will learn to close out/finish games.
I would like to make him VC
from what I have seen he's got a good mindset and can asses the situation, after all his father was a good captain
 

Patriot

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now that the tournament ended, It's interesting that none of the people that backed him as a wicket keeper batsman are commenting on his keeping at all.

Today's Lahore versus Islamabad game showed how crucial role keeper can play in the success of the team, teams win and lose game on small margins, Salt showed that beautifully for Lahore, first by taking a catch of shahdab, That I don't ever see Azam Rehree Khan take, neither do I see him being able to collect the balls and run the batsman out the way Salt did, especially under pressure like Salt was in for Wasim Jr run out. In today's game Rehree was able to run one batsman out but even with that it was a messy collection when he broke the ball and literally ball was almost coming out of his hand when he broke the stumps. Luckily the umpires did not have a very super close look at it so the decision was given as out but it shows how under par his performance has been as a wicket keeper and as a keeper he is an unreliable option.


But his followers / backers made a single note of that.
if you want your posts to be taken seriously, stop name calling players

we all have players we dislike but name calling is very childish and stupid.
 
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Munna

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Mere bazookay... keep eating those burger pizzay and keep hitting those chakkay. \/\/hO c@r3z!

To his doubters here, don’t want these selective criticisms on his inabilities when he does well overall in a tournament and better than many others... come, its okay......

come to me austin powers GIF
 
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Patriot

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Mere bazookay... keep eating those burger pizzay and keep hitting those chakkay. \/\/hO c@r3z!

To his doubters here, don’t want these selective criticisms on his inabilities when he does well overall in a tournament and better than many others... come, its okay......

come to me austin powers GIF
fax

haters gona hate hate hate hate hate

Azam gona eat eat eat eat eat

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Boi

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Mar 17, 2021
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He’s improving for sure. There’s hope that he will improve his fitness because from all accounts in his interviews he has said it’s something he needs to get sorted unlike the likes of Sharjeel who have made excuses like ‘fitness doesn’t matter as much as performances’.
 

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if you want your posts to be taken seriously, stop name calling players

we all have players we dislike but name calling is very childish and stupid.
All right let's ignore that one word that I called him But for the record I'm not the one who started giving him names. I thought if others are allowed to call him bazooka then I should be allowed to call him what He reminds me of too.

So you want to talk about cricket eh? Now talk to me about rest of my post, about his keeping skills, How wrong am I?
 

Bouncer

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Mar 16, 2021
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Mere bazookay... keep eating those burger pizzay and keep hitting those chakkay. \/\/hO c@r3z!

To his doubters here, don’t want these selective criticisms on his inabilities when he does well overall in a tournament and better than many others... come, its okay......

come to me austin powers GIF
Selective criticism? Isn't keeping at least half of his job?

Unfortunately that half is a pretty darn crucial piece to the team success. We have seen a wicket keeper batsman (The most successful keeper in the history of Pakistan domestic cricket) being ridiculed for his less than ideal wicket keeping skills, even though he was many times better batsmen than Azam, or many of his competitors.

Why one standards for him and different ones for azam?
 

Munna

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Selective criticism? Isn't keeping at least half of his job?

Unfortunately that half is a pretty darn crucial piece to the team success. We have seen a wicket keeper batsman (The most successful keeper in the history of Pakistan domestic cricket) being ridiculed for his less than ideal wicket keeping skills, even though he was many times better batsmen than Azam, or many of his competitors.

Why one standards for him and different ones for azam?

Well you quoted Salt's dismissal and missed out on Wasim Jr not doing his basics right as well by not diving at a crucial point of the game.

Criticize Azam for not batting well or his fitness or when he drops catches and bottles at a kamranesque level.... just nitpicking on a messy collection in a run out is a bit OTT and seems like you are doing it just for the sake of it tbh.
 
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Bouncer

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Well you quoted Salt's dismissal and missed out on Wasim Jr not doing his basics right as well by not diving at a crucial point of the game.

Criticize Azam for not batting well or his fitness or when he drops catches and bottles at a kamranesque level.... just nitpicking on a messy collection in a run out is a bit OTT and seems like you are doing it just for the sake of it tbh.

Letting the ball go through for 4 byes and dropping catches.

Again.


 
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