Rashid Latif, the former Pakistani wicketkeeping captain believes that Babar Azam, who recently has got a call to captain all three formats, should more be a leader rather than being a team captain.
Using an example of India captain Virat Kohli, Latif added a leader is someone who is respected on and off the field and everyone talks about his leading abilities.
He added that undoubtedly Babar is talented with the mental ability which is opaque from his game but he has to take big decisions being confident and backing his team.
Babar Azam has to be a leader like Kohli, says Rashid Latif
”I think Babar has to become a leader like Virat rather than just being a captain of the team. Virat has developed into a leader, and in cricket and sports, when you are made the captain, you have to become a leader. …and by that, I mean you have to be respected on and off the field. You have to stand up for your players, and you have to take the hard and out of box decisions.”
”I think Babar is also on the right path and I felt he had his input in the squad selected for the New Zealand tour. I think Babar because of his exceptional batting talents has the makings of a good leader. He may seem meek and an introvert but he is mentally very strong and has game awareness and you can see this in his batting.”