After captain Babar Azam declined to enter the field on Day 2 of the third Test match between Pakistan and England in Karachi, the situation became quite contentious. At first, it was thought that Babar was ill, but former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has disclosed that it was a sort of protest on the part of the skipper after the hotel security had prevented him from leaving for dinner the previous night. Babar was going to go out to eat with a few other players, but security singled out Babar and forbade him from leaving. Babar was incensed by the invasive security measures, so he chose to remain off the field and let Mohammad Rizwan run things.

“Last night, there was a mishap. I am disclosing it because it has been reported in the media; otherwise, I wouldn’t. The athletes were scheduled to have supper out with their relatives. It must be disclosed to security. They had been briefed by the players, including Azhar Ali, Imam Ul Haq, and Babar Azam. However, when they approached the lobby and prepared to enter the vehicle, security informed Babar that he and the others were unable to leave. hence, nobody went “Latif spoke to a nearby news outlet.

Babar and the security guard then got into a heated dispute, according to a report in PTI, before the Pakistan captain returned to his room. The PCB attempted to defuse the situation and cover it up by saying Babar was suffering from a bad headache and did not enter the field. However, the PCB has yet to issue a formal comment on the topic. The actual cause, though, was something different. According to a PCB source cited by the news agency, “it is for their benefit and Pakistan cricket.” Babar subsequently joined the team and took over as captain.

Over the last year, there has been much discussion over Pakistan’s cricket security. Due to “security concerns,” New Zealand decided to cancel their limited-overs tour of Pakistan in September. This sparked outrage in Pakistan cricket and had a knock-on effect when England, who was scheduled to visit the nation for a Test series, also decided to postpone the series, which is currently being played.

In the meanwhile, Pakistan is facing a 0-3 defeat to England in Karachi. With two days remaining and eight wickets in hand, England, who is now 2-0 ahead after victories in Rawalpindi and Multan, needs only 55 runs to win. England was given a goal of 167 after Pakistan was bowled out for 216 in their second innings, and they have so far amassed 112 of that total for the cost of two wickets.