Pakistan’s head coach/chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has backed Babar Azam to succeed because the nationwide crew’s ODI and T20 captain regardless of former batting coach Grant Flower expressing considerations over his skill to deal with the stress that comes with the job. Misbah mentioned the 25-year-outdated Babar has proven he’s able to coping with expectations.
“Making Babar captain of the T20 team last year was a tester really. We wanted to see how he will respond to the challenge and how it will affect his batting,” Misbah mentioned in an interview. “But all of us agreed that he handled the pressure well and if anything, the responsibility of being captain only made him show more responsibility as a batsman.”
Babar was given management of Pakistan’s ODI crew earlier this month. Flower, who labored with the Pakistan crew as batting coach from 2014 until after final 12 months’s World Cup, expressed considerations about Babar’s functionality to captain in two codecs and be capable to carry out batting duties as nicely.
“He’s got a good cricketing brain but there’s a lot of politics in Pakistan cricket and a lot of pressure from the public,” Flower was quoted as saying by Stats Perform News. “If you begin shedding, it’s one factor being one of the best batsman however that can put stress in your batting abilities and it will probably all come tumbling down fairly rapidly.
“We’ve seen with nice gamers previously the pressures that captaincy can carry, however some gamers get higher and if he will get higher than the world is his oyster. Time will inform,” he added.
However, former Pakistan captain Misbah mentioned Babar’s batting has already scaled a totally different stage throughout the tour of Australia final 12 months and didn’t agree with Flower’s assertion of politics in Pakistan cricket and stress from the general public.
“That is why we decided to also give him the responsibility of leading the ODI team. I think he is ready for the challenge and he should thrive as the team’s top batsman as well,” he mentioned. “The way I look at it, being a top batsman, he is best suited to lead the team by example and this would make it easier for him to also take strong decisions and for the team to follow him.”