One of the biggest stalwarts in the global cricketing spectrum, Babar Azam has seen many questions being raised over his job as a captain. Though Pakistan reached the final of the T20 World Cup 2022 and has done reasonably well in a few other assignments, the home Test series loss to England saw critics launching a sharpened attack at the young batter.
Earlier, former PCB chairman Ramiz Raja had given Babar his ultimate backing, suggesting he can’t even imagine life without the star batter.
“I haven’t thought about it because I never imagined a life without Babar Azam,” Raja had said.
During a press conference, Najam Sethi, the man who replaced Ramiz Raja at the helm, was informed about his predecessor’s take on Babar’s captaincy by a reporter who asked about his opinion on the matter.
“Babar Azam is the star of Pakistan. Without him, the Pakistan team would be without its son of the soil. He is in our hearts and will always remain there,” Sethi said in response.
On being pressed about the topic, Sethi said that he needs to consult the matter with other people on the board before coming to a conclusion.
“I will listen to advice and recommendations from the people I appoint as I don’t make cricketing decisions by myself,” he said.
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