Babar Azam reinstated as captain despite past criticism from selectors

LAHORE: The selectors in Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in a surprising turn of events, have opted to reinstate Babar Azam as the captain of the national T20 and ODI teams, despite previous criticism of his leadership abilities.

Former all-rounder Abdul Razzaq had previously voiced doubts about Azam’s leadership skills during a TV program, stating that he believed Azam should focus solely on playing rather than leading the team. His remarks had sparked widespread discussion, prompting the host to caution Razzaq about the potential impact of his words.

Adding to the scrutiny, former fast bowler Wahab Riaz had also expressed concerns about Azam’s captaincy record, noting the absence of significant wins in ICC or ACC events during his tenure.

However, despite these reservations, the selectors, including Razzaq and Riaz, have ultimately decided to entrust Azam with the captaincy once again, signaling a renewed vote of confidence in his leadership abilities. The decision marks a pivotal moment for Azam as he looks to guide the team to future success on the international stage.


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