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Former cricketer suggests Babar Azam to quit captaincy

CricketFormer cricketer suggests Babar Azam to quit captaincy

Srinagar: Former Pakistan cricketer has asked Babar Azam to leave captaincy in order to focus on his own batting.

Under the leadership of star Babar Azam , Pakistan suffered a 2-1 series defeat at the hands of New Zealand at home. Before that Babar and Co. were outplayed by England in the second edition of the ICC World Test Championship.

Former Pakistan cricketer Basit Ali believes Babar should step down as the leader of the team. Ali, who played 19 Tests and 50 One Day International (ODIs) for Pakistan, said that Babar can shatter major records after relinquishing the leadership role.

 “Babar Azam should quit captaincy. If he leaves captaincy, he will break all records and surpass records made by greats in the game. His captaincy is affecting his performance with the bat, and he should focus on his batting,” Ali was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.

“Shaheen Afridi should be Pakistan’s captain. Shaheen Afridi can lead Pakistan in ODI and Test cricket if he remains fit. Shadab Khan could be Pakistan’s choice as captain in T20I cricket,” Ali added. Babar guided Pakistan to the final of the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. The 28-year-old has played 47 Tests, 95 ODIs and 99 T20Is for Pakistan. Babar-led Pakistan will next face New Zealand in a five-match T20I series in April.

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