PSL 2023: Shan Masood ready to die for Babar Azam.

LAHORE -- Pakistan's top-order batter Shan Masood, who is currently representing Multan Sultans' in the Pakistan Super League's (PSL) eighth edition, said that other players including him are ready to die for Babar Azam.

Speaking during an interview with a private TV channel, Shan said that all of the players are backing Babar.

"We were ready to give our lives when Sarfaraz Ahmed was our captain and now we are ready to give our lives for Babar Azam," said the batter.

Talking about the criticism of the skipper and Pakistan team, Shan said that the leader comes first. "We watch a lot of news on criticism of the team but we don't get bothered by them as our mutual goal is Pakistan and to play for our country," he added.

Shan also named Shaheen Shah Afridi as his favourite bowler, saying that it is hard to save oneself from his bowling in the first over.

"If you are surviving Shaheen's first over and also hitting a six, it means that you are playing very well as he is the number one bowler in the world right now," he said.

Shan hoped to see a final of the PSL between his team and Shaheen-led Lahore Qalandars - which is currently the number one team in the tournament and PSL 7's winner.

Babar is often criticised for his low strike rate in T20 cricket. Some cricket analysts and fans also question his on-field decisions as a captain.

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