Babar Azam Should Take a Tough Call And Quit Captaincy in T20 Cricket: Shahid Afridi

Written by Sumit Seth

Legendary Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi feels that it’s time for Babar Azam to take the tough call and relinquish the T20I captaincy. Pakistan recently lost the T20 World Cup final to England by 5 wickets at Melbourne Cricket Ground. The Pakistan skipper came under scrutiny for his defensive captaincy throughout the tournament which put the team in a tricky position in several matches.

“Babar was not happy with the management at Karachi Kings as it is. I feel he should take a tough call and quit captaincy in T20 cricket. He should focus on his batting and lead the team in Tests and one-dayers,” Afridi said in an interview with Sama TV.

“I respect Babar a lot and that’s why I don’t want him to take the pressure of captaincy in T20 cricket. I want him to focus on his captaincy in longer formats. You do have players like Shadab, Rizwan and even Shan Masood who can lead the team in the T20 format,” Afridi added.

Earlier Salman Butt said that Babar has to question himself now about continuing as captain in the shortest format.

“Babar being the best player of the team and the skipper, he should question himself if I am able to carry on and deliver results,” he said on his YouTube channel.

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