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Former Pakistan batsman Bazid Khan has admitted that he is worried about Babar Azam if head coach Mickey Arthur is sacked.
Arthur’s contract expires after the World Cup concludes later this month and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will decide during its comprehensive review whether to extend his tenure or not.
Bazid feels that Azam has “flourished under Arthur” and is concerned that replacing Arthur with someone else as head coach could have an adverse effect on Azam, who was Pakistan’s best batsman at the World Cup with 474 runs in eight games, which included a century and three fifties, at an average of 67.71.
“I think Babar has progressed, and he’s the one player who has really enjoyed Mickey Arthur’s coaching and support. I think he’s flourished under Arthur,” Bazid told cricketcountry.com. “So if, for instance, Arthur goes, the only thing I would be worried about is Babar. Because Babar, under Arthur, has been very, very comfortable.”