Srinagar: Former Pakistan skipper Rashid Latif has lashed out at critics of Babar Azam and has said that there is no one currently in Pakistan team to stand in front of him.
Rashid Latif, on his official YouTube channel, lauded the batting superstar and said that Pakistan lack options to Babar for captaincy succession.
“You tell me the options. How much does Shadab (Khan) play? He misses 50 percent matches due to injury. He is not an option. If Shadab is available throughout, I would’ve said myself that Babar can step down. Shaheen (Afridi) is out of injury as well. There’s only one guy who plays all the matches,” said Latif.
The former Pakistan skipper gave an example of Sarfaraz Ahmed – the former Pakistan skipper – to further make his point.
“Whatever is happening to Babar right now, the same thing happened to Sarfaraz a few years ago. That was a big mistake and we raised our voices against that. It was a very bad move. We still haven’t recovered from that.
“If you think you can do a reset after removing Babar from captaincy… you said that the players are complaining (about Babar). There’s no one who can stand in front of him right now”.