Former Pakistan cricketer and commentator Ramiz Raja has recently opined about current Pakistan skipper Babar Azam and his style of leading the team. In December 2020, Babar Azam was made the captain of all formats, rightly so, as the PCB was impressed by him.
However, the commentator Ramiz Raja isn’t quite impressed by Babar’s leading skills. As quoted by India News, Raja said that Babar needs to become a leader and in order to do that, he needs to engage with the youngsters in the team. Babar Azam needs to become a leader and he can only become a leader when engages with the youngsters. He will only become a leader when he takes actions in accordance with long-term planning. We take one step forward and play two new players but also play four older players,” Raja said as reported by India News.
‘He must learn to take chances’
He also said that Babar needs to take more chances and learn about the modern leadership. “He needs to understand that if he wants to become a good leader, he must, one, learn to take chances. Two, improve the selection, and three, observe how the modern leadership functions.”
“There is a lot of confusion because the roles are not defined. When you lose, there is a lot of chopping in the dressing room. We need to control the mood swings and everyone needs to understand the direction, especially Babar Azam,” he said during the interview.
PCB gets PSL clearance from Abu Dhabi government
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