Former Pakistan Player's Severe Criticism: If I Was In Squad, I Would've Refused To Play - Azam Khan's Fitness Level Under Fire

Recently, a second-string Pakistan team, led by Shadab Khan, faced off against Afghanistan in a three-match T20I series, which Afghanistan won 2-1. As a result of trying out some new players and resting veterans like regular skipper Babar Azam, Md Rizwan, and Shaheen Afridi, the Pakistan team management came under fire after the series. Azam Khan, son of former Pakistan keeper-batsman Moin Khan, was a popular target among the inexperienced group. Aaquib Javed, a former footballer, has harshly criticised Azam Khan for his lack of success.

A former Pakistani player has harsh words for Azam Khan about his fitness

What is Azam Khan's latest news? Despite Azam's success in the 2023 PSL, when he made 238 runs at 161.90, he was benched after just two innings in the series against Afghanistan, which Pakistan won by 66 runs. His selection was called into doubt after his disastrous display, and a fan even made fun of him for his fitness and diet during the second T20I, prompting Javed to make a bold statement.

"I don't know what kind of test they ran here. When selecting the squad for this series, it is evident that no thought was given to the ability and physical preparation required to represent Pakistan." 

"I would not have played with them if I had been a team member. Get in shape first, and then you may start playing." Former Pakistan pacer Javed Aqib commented, as reported by Cricket Pakistan, adding "Hopefully, they will have learned from this."

Playing for dignity, Pakistan won the series finale by 66 runs in Sharjah after losing the series' first two games by scores of 6 wickets and 7 wickets, respectively. Azam Khan, age 24, who failed to shine in either batting or wicketkeeping, will try to make amends in the upcoming international series.

Azam Khan Fitness

Many cricketers have urged Azam Khan to slim down after being criticised for his fitness. He recently admitted that he needs to lose weight and added, "You know, exercise is vital in today's society. Keep your body in shape if you wish to keep working for a long time. My commitment to health and success will never waver. I see the need to better myself. It is not a quick fix; losing 30 pounds will not happen in a month. Time is needed because it is a gradual procedure. Even if someone else wants to do the work for me, I will only accept help once I am willing."

Despite being one of the most aggressive hitters in Pakistan right now, Azam Khan frequently faces criticism of nepotism. He has admitted that it has caused him mental distress. Azam Khan remarked, "All that affected me mentally because when people do not know you and criticise you, you do not like it." It all comes down to making the most of your chances. Not responding to negative feedback is more important than turning detractors into supporters.

One of Pakistan's rising cricket stars is Azam Khan. Azam Khan, the son of legendary Pakistan wicketkeeper Moin Khan, debuted in List-A for the Sindh team. In the T20 competition, he debuted with the Quetta Gladiators of the Pakistan Super League. After playing for the Gladiators in the PSL from 2018-2021, Azam Khan signed with Islamabad United for the PSL 2022 season.

Who are Azam Khan's Parents?
Azam Khan's parents are named Moin Khan and Tasneem Khan. His father, Moin Khan, is a former Pakistani International cricketer. 
Who are Azam Khan's siblings?
Azam Khan has a brother named Owais Khan. His brother is married to a popular Pakistani actress named Mariam Ansari.
What is the net worth of Azam Khan?
Azam Khan is worth US$2,000,000 at present. Apart from his salary, he earns through other sources. He is living a lavish life and giving to his family, too. He has various expensive and luxurious vehicles along with property. All are the result of his hard work and dedication to cricket.