“There is an attempt to weaken Babar Azam’s position”: Misbah makes bold statement

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Former captain and coach Misbah-ul-Haq believes that some in the Pakistan Cricket Council are trying to undermine current captain Babar Azam’s position and thinks this will have a bad impact on the dressing room. team gear. “Cricket is my blood and I watch cricket matches and read about cricket all the time. And from what I see, Babar Azam’s place in the team is waning,” Misbah told reporters in Lahore on Thursday. Three.

Misbah, who has been asked by former president Ramiz Raja to step down as head coach in September 2021 even though he has a three-year contract left with the board, says one can easily notice this when watch Babar’s press conferences.

“Let’s see some of the questions put to him, what shows that he’s been weakened as a captain and I’m afraid that will have a bad impact on the team’s dressing room.” Misbah, who holds all the positions of power as head coach and head of selection for 2019-2020, said if the cricket board had a problem with Babar’s captaincy they should sit down with him. him and those who select and discuss the matter.

“If you put pressure on someone like this it ends up messing up the whole team and that’s not good for Pakistani cricket.” Misbah, Pakistan’s most successful Test captain, feels the frequent changes have weakened and disturbed the Test team and that is reflected in the team’s performance against England and New Zealand in recent times this.

“Test teams were built after a lot of work and time and frequent changes didn’t help. We had a good portion of testing but the changes messed things up,” he said. speak.

Misbah said that if the PCB wants to make changes, they should talk openly with Babar to avoid conflicts in the future.

“Pakistan certainly has a very good white team so at least in those forms they don’t have any problems. Personally I will support Babar till the end,” he added.

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