Misbah Ul Haq supports Babar Azam for captaincy

Pakistan’s former captain Misbah Ul Haq expressed his displeasure with the manner the player was attacked in the discussion surrounding Babar Azam’s captaincy on Sunday.

The former head coach Misbah stated, speaking to media in Lahore, “No matter who is the captain, a change should only be made after thoroughly evaluating the situation. Making decisions solely to exert pressure on others is not recommended.”

Babar’s comparison to Indian batsman Virat Kohli, according to the former chief selector, is unjust because Kohli has played far more cricket than Pakistan’s captain.

It is wrong to compare Virat Kohli to Babar Azam, he declared. “Babar has only begun his cricketing career, while Kohli has played a significant amount of international cricket.”

Babar is a classy player, the 48-year-old said, praising his steadiness with the bat. “He is one of Pakistan’s best batters and his performance thus far has been terrific.”

“Babar consistently ranks among the top five players in the world according to rankings.”

The former Test skipper said that while Pakistan has performed well in white-ball cricket, the same cannot be said of their recent string of poor Test results.

He continued, “Babar Azam is not completely to blame for Pakistan’s Test cricket performance. In Test matches, adequate squad selection and strategy are lacking.”