Ace Babar Azam count (Babar Azam) is currently in the existing star batsmen Pakistan. He may not have much captaincy experience, but he has done wonders to defeat India in the World Cup, which no Pakistan captain could do before him. For this reason, the cricket lovers of Pakistan also expect a lot from this batsman. However, there was a time when former Pakistan captain and veteran all-rounder Shahid Afridi did not want to see him leading the team.
T20 World Cup, which controls Pakistan's command (T20 World Cup-2021)Babar Azam performed well. Under his leadership, the team also reached the semi-finals. The current year has also been good for Babar and Pakistan cricket. Pakistan won 20 matches out of 29 T20Is and became the first team to achieve this feat. Also, Azam scored 1779 runs in T20 cricket in 2021.
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi said in a conversation with Sama TV that he was not in favor of Azam becoming the captain. He said that being the captain of the Pakistani team there is a lot of pressure. Afridi thought that the pressure would harm Azam's batting. He said, 'I was afraid that there would be a lot of pressure on Babar Azam. The captaincy of the Pakistan team is no joke. Being the captain, there is a need to handle the media and the players.
He further said that Babar Azam proved him wrong with his performance. Afridi said, 'The captain also needs to talk to the PCB and the selection committee. I didn't believe that he (Azam) would be able to lead the team but, he (as captain) proved me wrong with his performance.