Former fast bowler of Pakistan cricket team Mohammed Asif advised skipper Babar Azam to relinquish captaincy in all formats and declared opener Abdullah Shafiq as the best option for captaincy.
Mohammad Asif, who recently gave an interview to the cricket website Cricket Pakistan, said that Abdullah Shafiq has been playing well lately, but by putting more effort in shot selection, he can be very successful as a long-term captain in Pakistan cricket.
Former fast bowler Muhammad Asif opposed the appointment of Sarfaraz Ahmed as the captain of the Test series against Australia and said there was no need to resort to reverse gear and Pakistan should plan for the next 10 years.
According to Muhammad Asif, Abdullah Shafiq is the only young player who has the potential to become a successful captain in the future.
It should also be noted that Babar Azam, the captain of the Pakistan cricket team, was subjected to serious criticism for not being able to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup and was advised to resign as captain.
On the other hand, Babar Azam started consulting on the team’s future after criticism of its performance in the World Cup.
According to sources, Babar Azam will give importance to his father’s advice regarding the captaincy as he will be disappointed with the attitude of the PCB and former cricketers.
news source (dailythepatriot.com)