‘Babar Azam has to ask himself if I can keep going and deliver results’: Former Pakistani captain
Former Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt slammed Babar Azam’s captaincy skills in the recently completed T20I Globalism Glass. Pakistan suffered a five-point defeat in the ICC mega-event final against England in Melbourne cricket a land. Despite reaching the final, Captain Babar has been scanned for his reserved approach on several occasions. He also had a disappointing tournament with the bat scoring only a half century in seven matches.
Babar finished the tournament with 124 runs in 7 matches at an astounding average of 17.71. He was criticized throughout the tournament for his conservative hitting style in the powerplay.
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Butt confirmed that Babar had made some wrong calls and suggested that it is not always the case when a brilliant player turns out to be a good captain too.
“It is not necessary that if the player is great, he will also be an excellent captain. There have been a lot of cases where different decisions could have been taken but were not,” Bot said on his YouTube channel.
The former captain said Babar must now ask himself about continuing as captain in the shortest form,
He added, “Babar is the best player in the team and the captain. He must ask himself if I am able to continue and achieve results.”
Pakistan had some luck in reaching the final as the Netherlands opened the doors to the semi-finals by defeating South Africa in the round of 12.
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The Chief Minister, Shaheen Shah Afridi, suffered an injury during the final as he landed awkwardly while catching Harry Brook.
Noting that Afridi did not look quite fit when he was in the first leg of the tournament, Butt said that Babar missed the trick by not making efficient use of him in the final.
When Shaheen came back from injury, he didn’t look quite fit for the first two matches. However, as the tournament progressed, he improved. He got his pace and swing back and started to worry the batsmen and contributed at first. Speaking of finals, it wasn’t a decision to change Shaheen yet. Mejirih is the right choice, especially since his spells with the new ball are more deadly than the old one.”
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