Once a candidate for captain, now he’s dropped, Shahid Afridi on 31-year-old Pakistan player

Shahid Afridi said Shan Masood was once a candidate to become Test captain but has now been dropped

Shahid Afridi on Shan Masood: “One of the players who [was] dropped for the series against South Africa is one who was supposed to become captain”

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Iconic Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has noted that opening batsman Shan Masood was once a candidate to replace Azhar Ali as Test captain, but is now out of the national team.

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It will be a huge challenge for him, Wasim on Pakistan player with a lot of pressure on his shoulders

Mohammad Wasim said captaining Pakistan in Tests will be a huge challenge for Babar Azam

Mohammad Wasim: “There is no doubt Babar has proved himself as a batsman in all formats, but when it comes to captaincy in Tests, this will be a different challenge”

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Northern head coach Mohammad Wasim has admitted that captaining the Test team will be a big challenge for Babar Azam.

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He is overburdened, Alam worried about Pakistan player crumbling under pressure

Intikhab Alam believes Babar Azam is overburdened

Intikhab Alam: “Personally, I think the PCB has put extra burden on young Babar and it is not easy for him to handle the pressure of international cricket in all three formats at this age”

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Former Pakistan all-rounder Intikhab Alam believes that Babar Azam is overburdened now that he has been named Test captain.

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I hope he proves he has strong nerves, Abbas backs Pakistan player to overcome all the challenges he faces

Zaheer Abbas said he hopes Babar Azam proves he has strong nerves as he will need it for the challenges ahead

Zaheer Abbas: “I do hope he proves himself as a man of strong nerves and handles all the challenges ahead”

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Iconic Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas said he hopes captain Babar Azam proves he has strong nerves as he will need it to overcome the challenges ahead.

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PCB’s decision may backfire, Abbas on putting Pakistan batsman under so much pressure

Zaheer Abbas said the PCB's decision to make Babar Azam Test captain may backfire

Zaheer Abbas: “After a long time Pakistan has got a batsman of Babar’s caliber and I don’t know why the PCB has put too much responsibility on him at this age as it may backfire”

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Legendary Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas has said that the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) decision to appoint Babar Azam as Test captain may backfire.

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I am so happy for him, Imad Wasim on Pakistan player’s incredible rise in just a few years

Imad Wasim said he is so happy for Babar Azam and how much he has risen and accomplished in just a few years

Imad Wasim: “I am really happy for Babar that he has been appointed the national team’s captain in all three formats. I have repeatedly said that we are very good friends”

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Pakistan spin-bowling all-rounder Imad Wasim has said that he is so happy for Babar Azam and how far the 26-year-old has come in just a few years.

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I will support you 100 percent brother, Azhar Ali sends heartwarming message to new Pakistan Test captain Babar Azam

Azhar Ali vows to support Babar Azam 100 percent after he was named Pakistan Test captain

Azhar Ali: “Congratulations Babar Azam for being appointed as Test captain, all the best brother I assure my full support to you. May Allah help you achieve many glorious victories for Pakistan Ameen”

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Azhar Ali has vowed to support his “brother” Babar Azam 100 percent after the latter replaced him as Pakistan’s Test captain.

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