Monday Jul 19, 2021
Pakistan captain Babar Azam has come under fire following the defeat against England in the second T20I in Headingley, Leeds on Sunday.
Former Pakistan cricketer Inthikhab Alam was one of the many experts who said appointing the 26-year-old batsman captain of the team was a wrong decision by the management.
Speaking to Cricket Pakistan, Alam said that Babar should not have been made to lead the team in all three formats.
“When Babar was appointed captain in all formats, I had stated that this was not the right thing to do,” he said.
“I think there is too much pressure on him due to captaincy in all formats, even if he himself says that this is not the case,” he continued.
“If we wanted to give him captaincy, it should have only been in Test cricket and ODIs. There should have been another captain in T20 cricket,” he added.
Alam wasn’t too happy with Pakistan’s coaches as well: “If you gauge the performance of the coaching staff, there isn’t much improvement in the past couple of years and the defeat against England in the ODI series is also going to affect the morale of the team.”
“The T20 World Cup is just around the corner, so hopefully the team will do well in the upcoming T20 matches and go into the mega event with a positive frame of mind. The conditions in UAE are similar to Pakistan, which will benefit the Pakistan team as well,” he added.