Sarfaraz Ahmed wants Babar Azam as opener even in his captaincy

The former captain had given a suggestion to Babar related to his captaincy

By Web Desk
April 01, 2023
Sarfaraz Ahmed with Babar Azam - PCB

Former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed highly rated Babar Azam as an opener in the T20 format. 

While speaking at a local tv channel, Sarfaraz said Babar is currently the top batter in the T20s. 

"Babar is a top batter in the T20 format and there must be no doubt about his abilities," said the Champions Trophy 2017-winning captain. 

"Even in my captaincy, I will let him play as an opener. Babar is a player who can anchor innings if he gets support from the other end. With him being an opener, any team can achieve a good total," he added. 

Despite leading Pakistan with consistent performances in multi-nation tournaments, Babar has often suffered criticism related to his strike rate. 

Sarfaraz, who is recognised as one of the most successful Pakistani captains, had suggested Babar to improve his communication skills with players. 

"There is always a room for improvement. Babar is getting better as a captain gradually. He has started doing good and I hope will keep on getting better," he said in his previous interview. 

"My suggestion to him is that he needs to improve communication with his players. Good communication will make his players confident and it will produce big results," he had added. 

As captain, Babar's home season last year didn't go up to the mark. Pakistan lost the Test series against Australia, England, and New Zealand. They also lost the T20I series and ODI series against New Zealand respectively.