Recently, the former Pakistani cricketer, Tanvir Ahmed, has been spotted as giving pieces of advice to newly appointed ODI skipper Babar Azam over which Babar said that his duty is to play cricket and such things aren’t learned suddenly.
Two former Pakistani cricketers, Shoiab Akhtar and Rashid Latif have backed Tanvir terming Babar’s press conference lacking communication skills and wants him to be confident working on his mental abilities.
Shoaib Akhtar and Rashid Latif take a dig at Babar Azam for his confident-less press conference
Shoaib Akhtar has slammed Babar Azam saying that if Babar wants to be like Imran Khan, he shall not only focus on cricket but fitness, personality, ability, and communication skills are another four factors to lead the team from the front.
“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.
Rashid Latif also echoed the same as Shoaib Akhtar and thinks that Babar needs to work on his mental attitude and approach. He believes that as a captain, conferences cannot go ahead while following the given scripts only instead self-statements with confidence are to be made.
“When the captain is sitting in a press conference, he gives insight about his vision but this was clearly lacking,” said Latif.
“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.