He can avoid being sacked as Pakistan captain, Nasser Hussain reveals one thing Azhar Ali must do

Nasser Hussain reveals the one thing Azhar Ali must do to continue on as Pakistan Test captain

Nasser Hussain: “What he has to do now is to get his head down and get runs; if he can get runs then I think his captaincy is fine and he should stay in the job”

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Former England skipper Nasser Hussain has said that Azhar Ali can avoid being sacked as Pakistan’s Test captain if he score runs consistently.

Hussain’s comments come at a time where speculation has been rife about Azhar’s future as captain.

Babar Azam, who leads Pakistan in limited overs cricket, is reportedly being lined up to replace Azhar, but wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan and opener Shan Masood are supposedly in the running too.

“It’s part and parcel of being a Pakistan captain and it goes with the territory. If you have a couple of quiet series, the pressure mounts on you,” Hussain told PakPassion. “He has captained the side very well, he’s a good diplomat of the game and he’s a good guy who you want to do well. He is a good captain, but it’s essential that two disciplines as a skipper have to go well, either you have to win series, or you have to get a lot of runs.

“At the beginning of the England tour he was doing neither so the pressure mounted. What he has to do now is to get his head down and get runs; if he can get runs then I think his captaincy is fine and he should stay in the job.”

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