After Pakistan lost to India on October 14, former captain Shoaib Malik told captain Babar Azam again that he should give up being captain and play for the team.
Shoaib Malik again advises Babar Azam to step down as captain
When asked a question during his interview on a private TV show, Malik said, “I have a sincere opinion for Babar, which I have shared before, that Babar should leave the captaincy.”
He then made it clear that he doesn’t think this way about Babar because Pakistan lost to India or by a large score. He thinks the 29-year-old captain does a better job when he isn’t captain.
He stated: “There is some homework that I have done based on which Babar as a cricketer can deliver amazing performances for himself and the team.”
As a leader, Malik said Babar “doesn’t think outside the box.” He also said, “No cricketer should mix his leadership skills with his batting skills because they are two different things.” He’s been captain for a long time, but he’s not getting better.
Also, the 41-year-old talked about the team’s success and said, “If any match of our team goes according to plan, the boys attack, but if something goes wrong, they don’t.”
Malik said that Babar should “hold a meeting with the boys.”
India beat them badly, but Malik tried to cheer Babar up by telling him, “The tournament isn’t over yet, there are many matches left, stay strong.”