“Not ready to speak out”: Former Pakistan captain on Babar Azam’s captaincy

While pressure continued to weigh on him, Salman Butt backed Babar Azam.© AFP

captain pakistan Babar Azam have been bearing the brunt of the burden from fans, as well as a number of current and former cricketers, after the team failed to win a single Test at home in 2022. While by equal his captaincy is often criticized, Sarfaraz AhmedThe bat’s revival didn’t really work in Babar’s favor either. Sarfaraz, who returned to the Test team in the just-concluded two-game series against New Zealand, scored a century in the second half of the Second Test.

While the pressure continued to weigh on him, the former captain of Pakistan Salman butt supported Babar Azam, saying the star hitter was a bit “shy”.

“I think he (Babar) is a bit shy. He is not ready to speak up. Otherwise, this is not a million dollar question that cannot be answered. Sarfaraz is back to being brilliant and everyone is praising him. But, his performance in the water for the past four seasons hasn’t been so great. But, he’s made an exceptional comeback. take that opportunity and perform,” Butt said in a video uploaded to his YouTube channel.

Many believe Sarfaraz pushed star hitter Mohammad Rizwan behind in pecking order, as the Test team fears, after his performance.

Butt also throws his weight behind Rizwan, highlighting his performances in whiteball cricket over the past few years.

“But when he left the team, Rizwan became special. He scored the most runs in the T20Is in the past two years and was the number one smasher for a while. In terms of ball retention, Rizwan far beyond any team. Pakistan goalkeeper, including Sarfaraz,” he added.

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