Lahore: Despite being in brilliant form with the bat, Babar Azam’s recent performance as Pakistan’s captain has not been great. After losing the T20 World Cup final, Babar, who was unable to win the T20 series against England and Australia at home, also missed the one-day series against New Zealand, and the captain’s position was threatened. Babar’s position was also threatened by losing 0-3 in the Test series against England. Apart from all this, Babar’s image has been tarnished by the spread of phone conversations with his girlfriend on social media. Rumors are also strong that Babar may be removed from the position of Pakistan captain in this situation.
Opener Mohammad Rizwan or Shaheen Afridi are expected to replace Babar as Pakistan captain, Afridi is the captain of Lahore Qlanders in the Pakistan Super League. Rizwan is the hero of Multan Sultans. Shan Masood was the vice-captain under Babar in the ODI series against New Zealand.
Despite all these, Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali openly says that there is another star who is worthy to be the next Pakistan captain. Hasan Ali suggested Pakistan all-rounder Shadab Khan as Babar’s successor. Hasan Ali said that Shadab is a player who has proved his ability as a captain in the Pakistan Super League and is fit to be the captain of Pakistan for any reason.
Hasan Ali stated that Shadab has the experience of leading Pakistan in two matches and is a player who is ready to take up the challenge in any situation. Shadab, who was the vice-captain of the Pakistan team for a while, was also the top wicket-taker for Pakistan in the last T20 World Cup. Shadab has been able to make a crucial contribution in the batting as well.
Last Updated Feb 14, 2023, 5:18 PM IST