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Babar Azam not picked as Colombo Strikers captain | Here’s the reason

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The bowling coach of the Colombo Strikers, Chaminda Vaas, has provided insight into the rationale behind Babar Azam’s absence as the captain of the franchise in the present Lanka Premier League (LPL). During an interview, Vaas stated that Pakistan’s captain preferred to dedicate his attention exclusively to his batting. This choice was duly acknowledged and supported by the team management. Read out why Babar Azam not picked as Colombo Strikers captain down below.

Babar Azam not picked as Colombo Strikers captain | Here’s the reason

The decision made by the administration to appoint Niroshan Dickwella as the captain of the Strikers, in light of Babar’s reluctance to assume the leadership role, was met with disapproval from the dedicated followers of the talented batsman.

The ex-Sri Lankan fast bowler said that including Babar in the team was a valuable educational opportunity for the younger squad members. Skipper Dickwella admired Babar’s performance, urging his team to emulate the Pakistani player’s resilience in challenging conditions.

“Babar wanted to play just as a batter and we respected his decision. Niroshan Dickwella is our captain. If you take Babar Azam, we all know that he’s the number one batsman in the world and the way he performs and contributes to the team is amazing,” Vaas said.

“All the youngsters can learn so much from him. I’m so excited to see him play in the Lanka Premier League. Apart from him, there is Naseem Shah. A top bowler in the world, and working with him alongside (Matheesha) Pathirana is great,” he added.

“Learn from the best. He didn’t give up. It was not easy to bat on that wicket and he was there till the end. That inning gave us a good score,” Dickwella added.

Babar Azam not picked as Colombo Strikers captain | Here's the reason
Gulfishaa Avaan
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Gulfishaa is writer who delivers engaging and informative news on sports to readers of Ten Sports TV Website.

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