Too much captaincy pressure on Babar




Former Pakistani cricketer Intikhab Alam believes there was too much pressure on Skipper Babar Azam due to captaincy in all formats saying there should have been another captain in the Twenty20 format.

Alam feels that it was the wrong decision to appoint Babar as the captain in all formats. “When Babar was appointed captain in all formats, I had stated that this was not the right thing to do.

I think there is too much pressure on him due to captaincy in all formats, even if he himself says that this is not the case. If we wanted to give him captaincy, it should have only been in Test cricket and ODIs.

There should have been another captain in T20 cricket,” quoted Intikhab as saying. He also opened up about Pakistan’s three-nil ODI series whitewash against England.

“The reason behind such a performance (whitewash in ODI series against England) is because there is not a strong domestic structure in place.

If you look at our past history, good teams were formed only when we had a proper system in place. Teams are not made through Pakistan Super League (PSL) or league cricket,” he said.

Alam also spoke about the dip in performance of Pakistan spinners in the recent past. “If you closely watch our spinners, they bowl with a front-on bowling action.

There is no variations or change in speed in their bowling which makes it easier for the batsmen to play them. —APP


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