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Sikandar Bakht, the former Pakistan fast bowler, said he believes that Babar Azam “is not a born leader”.
Azam currently leads Pakistan in all three formats, but he has been the target of a lot of criticism lately since the men in green have not been getting the results expected of them.
There were rumours of a potential change in captaincy or a split model being adopted, but nothing concrete was announced.
“Honestly speaking, Babar has to learn a lot as a captain. There are so many people who are born as leaders. Babar is not a born leader,” Bakht was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.
Azam’s next assignment as captain will be Pakistan’s two-Test series against Sri Lanka, which will be held in Galle and Colombo from July 16 to 28.
Pakistan Squad for Sri Lanka Test Series: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (vc & wk), Aamer Jamal, Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Muhammad Huraira, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Noman Ali, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Shan Masood