‘Need 2-3 other ‘selfish’ gamers like him’: Saeed Ajmal and Aaqib Javed again Babar Azam as Pakistan’s all-format captain3 min read
After some brutal defeats in finals of T20 tournaments – dropping to Sri Lanka on the Asia Cup and England on the World Cup in succession – Pakistan’s type in checks has now drawn criticism.
The workforce’s 0-3 defeat on dwelling soil to England final month has opened a debate over whether or not or not skipper Babar Azam ought to step down as check captain to make means for the split-captaincy format that has labored successfully for groups like England.
Former Pakistan cricketer Saeed Ajmal, nonetheless, feels that Babar could be groomed to provide higher outcomes, versus being dropped from captaincy fully. “In a seven-year career, I played under 10 captains. What was I going to learn?” Ajmal stated on Pak TV. “People say he (Babar Azam) is selfish. If we are able to find 2-3 other selfish players like him, we will hit gold.”
“It’s possible that he may be negative, or he may be overruling others to take decisions, but to correct these issues, a message can be sent to him. He can be groomed. I don’t see why we need a change,” he stated.
Saeed Ajmal. (Reuters/FILE)
Ajmal was additionally in robust opposition of getting three captains for 3 totally different codecs, saying consistency is essential between T20s and ODIs. “There is no need for split-captaincy at the moment. But if required, separate white-ball from red-ball captain only.”
Former fast-bowler Aaqib Javed held an identical view in the case of Babar’s captaincy. “I understand that the challenges of the modern game mean that it is difficult for a captain to be consistent across three formats,” he advised the Events and Happenings Sports YouTube channel. “The new management should focus on widening the pool of players they can pick from. Only when you can create a big talent pool can you think about splitting captaincy. We are just not ready for that.”
Javed stated that whereas the thought course of could also be to comply with within the footsteps of different success tales, Pakistan first should give you a scientific plan, as England did after their 2015 World Cup debacle, beginning with creating that mindset at grassroots degree, so as to replicate their success throughout codecs.
The 50-year-old stated that he was stunned by the announcement of Shan Masood as Pakistan’s vice-captain within the absence of standard deputy Shadab Khan for the upcoming collection towards New Zealand. He believes that exhibits the captain just isn’t on board with the choice.
“The game revolves around the captain’s decision. It’s very important for three people – the captain, the head coach, and the chief selector – to be on board for these (decisions),” Javedsaid. “If Shadab was unavailable, don’t announce anyone. Go with Babar, and the senior most, like Sarfaraz or Rizwan, can step up if they are required.”
Javed additionally took challenge with conjecture that Sarfaraz Ahmed, following his return to the aspect, must be made captain once more. “It’s great that he is back, and he performed. But can he be back in the mix to be captain after 2 tests? There are no test matches for the next eight months, so this (debate) is unnecessary,” he added.