The batting sensation was appointed as the skipper for the T20I format last year after Sarfaraz Ahmed was sacked off from the leading of all formats. In the upcoming days, Babar was also chosen as the ODI skipper.
According to the reliable reports, his tenure has been extended as he was earlier signed for a year contract. It was decided that Babar’s services will be rendered till the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 that was to be played in Australia but canceled amidst the global pandemic, Coronavirus.
How will you rate Babar Azam’s ODI captaincy?
Leading Pakistan against Zimbabwe in the first ODI out of three was his first task as the skipper in the 50-over format. He failed to score as got out on 18 off 19. The masses expected him crossing fifty and now believes that he can not handle the pressure of the captaincy as it is affecting his performances.
Also, his captain behavior is barely noted as Mohammad Rizwan takes over so often behind the stumps guiding players what to do on which Shoaib Akhtar has also slammed on him.
Also, the opponent are not known to be much potent, yet Pakistan were going too slow and one got nothing to praise except Shaheen’s and Wahab’s wickets contribution. Brendon of Zimbabwe reached his triple figures but no batsmen from Pakistan crosses 80s – however, managed a win by 26 runs margin.
In the starting twenty overs, Zimbabwe were going faster than Pakistan as their run rate was better than men in green – for a moment, it looked that the game is out of hands until Haris Sohail contributed his figures. Also, Imam played a sensible knock.
However, talking about captaincy, it has looked flopped as evaluated. We can use the last T20I series as proof which ended in dissatisfaction for Pakistan against England. Babar is yet to impress with his captaincy skills in T20I as well and on the behalf of only a single ODI, yet are more to witness to decide his skippering level.