“Captaincy only suits Babar, no one else.”
According to reports, former captain Babar Azam is set to reclaim the captaincy.
This development comes on the heels of Mohsin Naqvi’s appointment as the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Mohsin Naqvi, formerly the interim Chief Minister of Punjab, assumed the chairmanship uncontested in recent PCB elections.
His leadership is expected to usher in substantial changes within the realm of Pakistan cricket.
The apparent decision to reinstate Babar Azam as captain has emerged from deliberations at the National Cricket Academy.
Babar Azam’s potential return to the captaincy follows his resignation across all formats in 2023.
This decision came after Pakistan’s lacklustre performance in the ICC World Cup 2023.
The team’s failure to progress to the semi-finals prompted Babar to step down from the leadership role.
In the aftermath of Babar’s resignation, the PCB appointed Shahid Afridi as the T20 captain. Meanwhile, Shan Masood took on the Test captaincy.
However, the debut series under their leadership presented formidable challenges.
The team faced a 4-1 defeat in a T20I series against New Zealand.
This was followed by a 3-0 loss in a Test series against Australia, marking a tumultuous period for Pakistan cricket.
The potential reinstatement of Babar carries implications for the team’s strategies, dynamics, and future performances.
The evolving leadership transitions within the team may play a pivotal role in shaping the performances in the upcoming seasons.
Cricket fans had a diverse range of opinions on this potential change. Surprisingly, many were against it.
One user claimed: “NO! He is playing way better now that he is not captain.
“He couldn’t play well before because he was under a lot of stress of being captain.
“Now it will come back again and his performance will drop again.”
Another wrote: “Bad news for Pakistan cricket. When he could not bring any good in 4 years, what good will he bring now?
“There should be a new captain who actually knows how to play. Someone like Rizwan.”
One said: “Babar Azam as captain means constant stress for viewers in every match they play.”
Meanwhile, some fans were thrilled about the possibility of Babar’s reinstatement as captain.
One commented: “Captaincy only suits Babar, no one else.”
Another said: “He is and always will be the captain of our hearts.”
Cricket enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for official confirmation regarding the Pakistan national team captaincy.