The former Pakistani cricketers, Rashid Latif and Shoaib Akhtar have slammed Babar Azam for a visionless press conference after he was appointed as the ODI skipper.
Recently, Tanvir Ahmed was spotted as giving guidelines to Babar Azam to improve his English speaking skills and personality. As a result, Babar replied saying his job is to play cricket and such thing aren’t groomed instantly.
Shoaib said that Babar shall stop telling things that we know for a decade. Rashid backed him saying that things written on a script are not enough just and he needs to improve his communication skills along with mental abilities.
Babar Azam slammed by Shoaib Akhtar and Rashid Latif
“Babar Azam wants to be a captain like Imran Khan but this does not mean that it will only be related to playing cricket. He needs to take a leaf out of PM Imran’s book with regards to personality as well. Please don’t speak about things which we already know from the past 10 years. We won’t buy this argument. Babar has to sharpen up his communication skills, his personality, ability to lead from the front, fitness level, etc. I think he has a lot to prove,” Akhtar added.
“When the captain is sitting in a press conference, he gives insight about his vision but this was clearly lacking,” said Latif over Babar Azam.
“Our captain is giving headlines about the language barrier and things we already know, like comparison with Virat Kohli. Babar should have made a strong statement rather than just following the script given to him. You have already showcased that your mental attitude and approach is not up to the mark,” Latif was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.