‘Babar Azam looks like a lost cow to me’
Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has criticized current Pakistan limited-overs captain Babar Azam after the loss against England in the second T20I on Tuesday (August 30). He has questioned Babar’s captaincy.
In the second T20 of the series in Manchester on Sunday, Pakistan scored 195 runs for 4 wickets in the with the help of Babar and Mohammad Hafeez’s half-century. England chased the target with 5 wickets and 5 balls in hand. Captain Eoin Morgan and Dawid Malan both scored half-centuries. This is the biggest run chase for England against Pakistan.
On Monday, Shoaib commented on his YouTube channel that Babar could not make the right decision on the field. At the same time he gave advice to Babar.
“Babar Azam looks like a lost cow to me,” said Akhtar on his YouTube channel.
“He is out there, not knowing what to do. It is important to take decisions on his own so that it could help him become a better captain in the coming times. Babar will need to understand that the chances coming his way are not going to happen for the rest of his life so, he needs to make the most out of it,”
45-year old Shoaib has criticized not only Babar but also the behavior of other Pakistan players on the field.
“Pakistan team are playing in a bio ‘insecure’ bubble, where each player is insecure. No one has an idea about whether they want to become a good captain or a good brand.
“Confused selection, confused management, confused captain, confused team, and confusion of everything. Teams are not made like this. So go with a set plan and go with one plan,” Akhtar concluded.