Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik talked concerning the controversy surrounding skipper Babar Azam, saying that he ought to step down because the workforce’s captain voluntarily.
“Babar Azam is a great batter but we do injustice by putting his leadership qualities and batting ability on the same scale,” Malik stated whereas talking on the personal channel programme.
His feedback got here amid combined opinions relating to the 28-year-old batter’s management qualities. Malik stated that it was a tradition in Pakistan to anticipate instant outcomes.
The previous skipper stated that it was 20 to 25 years in the past when one participant would win the match together with his particular person efficiency however right this moment it was not the identical as 4 to 5 performing gamers are required within the workforce for fulfillment.
The 41-year-old cricketer stated that if he was in Babar’s place, he would have distanced himself from the management function and targeting his batting. He then advised those that have been near Babar advise him to stop captaincy.
“This will help Babar Azam make more records on an international level as the pressure on him will be limited to his batting,” Malik stated.
He additional acknowledged that the nationwide facet skipper’s captaincy nonetheless required enchancment and it will take a whole lot of time to mature.
Final month, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) named Shadab Khan because the stand-in captain for the three-match T20 collection in opposition to Afghanistan giving relaxation to senior gamers together with skipper Babar Azam.
The transfer gave rise to speculations that the star batter could lose captaincy in a single format and the board is testing gamers for the management function.
Nonetheless, the board’s Administration Committee Chairman Najam Sethi cleared the air concerning the skipper’s function within the workforce, asserting that Babar Azam will proceed to carry out his duties because the captain and urged individuals to assist him.
Later, he stated that the way forward for Babar’s captaincy can be determined by the picks committee and Mickey Arthur, who is about to turn into the nationwide workforce director.
“For now, we have retained Babar as a captain because he is our main player. His captaincy is often discussed in media, we have nothing to do with it,” the PCB head stated.
He talked about consulting Arthur on the matter who advised letting Babar proceed.