Kamran Akmal On Babar Azam: In the Asia Cup 2022, the bat of Pakistan captain Babar Azam remained silent. Babar Azam could only score 68 runs in 6 matches of this tournament. However, this player’s record in ODI and T20 formats has been excellent. Babar Azam is considered one of the best players of the present time, but in the Asia Cup 2022, this player disappointed his fans. At the same time, Pakistan missed out on winning the Asia Cup title for the third time. In the Asia Cup 2022 final match, Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 23 runs to win this tournament for the sixth time.
‘This is not the right time to be your captain’
However, former Pakistani cricketers like Inzamam-ul-Haq, Salman Butt, Moin Khan and Aaqib Javed, including Shoaib Akhtar, have questioned Babar Azam’s captaincy. Now former Pakistan wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal has given a big statement on the captaincy of Babar Azam.
Actually, Kamran Akmal remembered a sentence. He says that once during the T20I in Faisalabad, when Babar was going out for the toss, I came to know that he is being made the captain. That’s when I told Babar that I don’t think this is the right time for you to become the captain. I told Babar to give your best for the next 2-3 years, first reach the level of Virat Kohli and Steve Smith, then become captain.
‘First reach the level of Virat Kohli and Steve Smith’
Kamran Akmal says that at that time I told Babar Azam to first score 35-40 centuries, reach the level of players like Virat Kohli and Steve Smith, then become captain. Kamran Akmal said that I told Babar Azam that after Sarfaraz Ahmed you are the number one, you will become the captain, but now is not the right time. Also I told Babar Azam that at this time you have to focus only on your batting, this is not the right time to get captaincy. Significantly, the captaincy of Babar Azam during the Asia Cup 2022 was criticized a lot. Along with this, many veteran cricketers raised questions on the captaincy of Babar Azam.
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