Questions raised on Babar Azam’s captaincy. (PTI Photo)
There is an earthquake in Pakistan cricket at the moment. After the disappointing performance of Pakistan team in the ODI World Cup, former cricketer including captain Babar Azam is fiercely attacking the Pakistan Cricket Board. At present, Babar Azam is the target of former cricketers the most. Babar could not bring any success to his team as captain. In the ODI World Cup, it was believed that the Pakistan team would reach the semi-finals because before the start of this tournament, this team was number-1 in the 50 overs format for a few days. But the team could not live up to the expectations. The team’s former wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal has also joined those criticizing Babar and he has said a big thing about his captaincy.
Pakistan cricket team finished fifth in the One Day World Cup. Babar’s team was also defeated by teams like Afghanistan in this World Cup. This team could not win any big match. Babar played four half-century innings in the tournament but he could not lead the team to victory in even one.
Babar disappointed the most with his captaincy. Now the sword is hanging on his captaincy. Kamran Akmal has said a big thing regarding Babar’s captaincy. During a program in Pakistan, Kamran said that Babar Azam was strongly supported by the entire Pakistan and also the former cricketers of the country, PCB, all supported him fully but still he could not succeed. Kamran said that if Shahid Afridi, Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan had got as much support as Babar got, then they would have definitely won the World Cup. Let us tell you that Kamran is the cousin of Babar Azam.
The amount of support Babar has received, if Shahid Afridi, Younus Khan, or Misbah had received the same support, perhaps they could have won this World Cup: Kamran Akmal #KamranAkmal #CWC23 #BehindYouBabarAzam
— Shaharyar Ejaz 🏏 (@SharyOfficial) November 13, 2023
Afridi also took class
Former Pakistani cricketers like Shahid Afridi, Misbah, Shoaib Malik, Younis Khan, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq were present in this program. Afridi also fiercely attacked Babar in this program. Afridi said that Babar failed miserably as a captain. He said that he wanted Babar to be included in the list of top captains but it did not happen. He said that the job of a captain is to take everyone along but Babar could not do this.