Dissatisfied with the behavior of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and former cricketers, Babar Azam is expected to resign as white-ball captain after returning from India, informed sources said on Friday. The Pakistan team has failed to deliver during the 2017 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, and the Green Shirts are on the danger of being eliminated from the giant event. According to insiders, the 29-year-old has been seeking advice on his future from former PCB chairman Ramiz Raja and others close to him.
Babar Azam may retire as Pakistan captain following homecoming
Azam sought counsel from Raja during training at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens on Friday (today). Consultations upon his return to the country will impact his decision to continue as captain. In his current situation, Babar loves the guidance he receives, especially from his father.
According to the reports, his close aides are advising him to step aside from leadership in all three configurations. According to the sources, the notion is founded on the belief that notable captains have encountered difficulties during Test series in Australia.
As a result, members of Babar’s inner circle have advised him to step aside from captaincy positions in both red and white-ball cricket. Although Babar had intended to make this decision while in India, he has now postponed it and will make his final decision when he returns to the nation.
The team led by Babar suffered defeats against India, Australia, South Africa, and Afghanistan, but triumphed over the Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and New Zealand.
Pakistan still has a chance to finish the season with 10 points, but their net run-rate is a cause for concern. To overtake the Kiwis, they must defeat England convincingly. If Pakistan bats first against England, they must win by 287 runs. If Pakistan bowls first, they must remove England for 50 runs and chase the mark in two overs or three overs.